Wicklow Way (Drumgoff Section)
The Wicklow Way passes through some of the most heavily wooded sections as it traverses Coillte forest on this section.
The most interesting section is the trail running north from here. This can be accessed by following the forest road for about 300m where we meet the trail as it emerges along a forest ride line. The trail heads north from here following ridelines and forest roads through mature forests. The views west as you descend are of the glaciated Glenmalure Valley. Looking north, you catch glimpses of Drumgoff Cross roads and the old military barracks built at the end of the 18th century to house the garrison on the Military Road. As you near Drumgoff, look out for the memorial stone to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Wicklow Way - Ireland's oldest long distance route. The trail joins the Wicklow Way - Glenmalure Section just pass Drumgoff Cross Roads at Coolalingo Bridge.
Less interesting is the Section running south. From the junction, the trail follows the forest road south below Slieve Maan to join the Military Road for a period and then re entering the forest to cross Carrickashane Mountain and on to the Iron Bridge.
|Trail Name:||Wicklow Way (Drumgoff Section)|
|Recreation Site:||Drumgoff Forest Car Park [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car Park|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Drumgoff cross roads to north, County road at T086 874 to South|
|Trail Way marking:||Yellow|