Woodpark Forest Park

Woodpark Forest Park

A beautiful natural woodland area covering 72 acres, within 1.6km from Mountshannon Village. It has two main entrance points which can be reached on foot but is also accessible by car. The entrance points have detailed information boards about the woodland trails and wildlife. The recent addition of a wonderful Fairy Trail is proving to be very popular attraction for a family day out. Bring along a picnic but always respect this beautiful area by remembering to clean up respect the “Leave no Trace” ethos.

The park contains a large number of trees which include oak, ash beech, birch, holly, and many more.  Wildflowers and plants some but not only, include bluebells, wild garlic, foxglove, violet and honeysuckle thrive in this natural woodland along with wild fruits such as blackberries, sloes, elderberry and lots more. This is a natural habitat for lots of wildlife and birds with bat boxes erected within the park. Deer, Red Squirrel, Fox, Hedgehog, Pine Marten, Irish Hare and Stoat are often on show foraging throughout this densely wooded area.


Facilities

  • Free Entry
  • Ideal for Families
  • Picnic Area
  • See Native Wildlife in their Natural Environment

Distance




One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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