Close to Wexford Town
There are a number of car parks and lay-bys in the forest, with numerous walks on the forest road network and paths. Fine views of the surrounding countryside can be had and on a clear day you can see counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wicklow and Waterford.
The main tree species in the forest are Sitka spruce, Lodgepole pine and Japanese larch, other flora includes heather, heath and furze, these are beautiful in Autumn when they turn to purple and gold colours, which incidentally are the Wexford county colours.
Some of the animals and birds that can be seen in the forest are woodcock, pheasant, raven and fox.
Shelmaliere / Forth Mountain FeaturesPicnic Site, Walking Trails,
How do I get there?To get to Shelmaliere drive about 7 km south-west of Wexford Town on the R733 to Hook Head, then turn right and drive about 1 km.
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