Lackan Wood

Location

Lackan Wood is located about 7 km west of Enniskerry off the 3rd class road to Glencree.

Site Description

Lackan Wood nestles on the south western flank of Knockree Hill. Heading south from Curtlestown Wood, the Wicklow Way follows the approach road to Lackan Wood. The Way then enters the wood and follows the forest road to the point where the road loops back and ascends up the hill. At that point, the Wicklow Way diverts off this road and heads south into the Glencree Valley. The main tree species to be seen from the forest road are Sitka spruce and Fir species. Badgers, foxes and red squirrels are very plentiful in this area.
Part of Lackan Wood is also located on the southerly side of the minor road that rings Knockree Hill. If you follow the Wicklow Way,  you will cross this minor road. To the left is Knockree Youth Hostel.  To the right, you can observe the wonderful old cut stone wall that borders the edge of the wood.

Lackan Wood Features

Car Parking, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Entering into Enniskerry village from the R117,  take a right hand turn onto a third class road heading for Glencree. After about 5 km, you will pass the entrance to Curtlestown Wood on your right. A little further up the road on your left, you will see a sign for the Wicklow Way. Take this left hand turn and follow the road for about 1 km until you see the entrance to Lackan Wod on your left.

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Parking

No of car spaces:12
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Contact Info

Contact name:Barry Coad
Contact email:Barry.Coad@coillte.ie