Starting at Jack's Gate, this walk follows the Church Walk up the forest road and then cuts to the right, bringing you back to Jack's gate in a shorter loop of 2km.
The entrance is known as Jack's Gate because Jack Cleary lived in the gate lodge across the road and was known to be very strict on providing access to the estate. The gate was opened at 7.45 each morning and locked at 6.00 in the evening, the exception being on Saturday when there was a special dispensation to facilitate local shopping and rambling.
Keep an eye out for the estate's old pheasant pens and a historical rath en route.
|Trail Name:||Wandering Walk|
|Recreation Site:||Newcastle Wood [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Jack's gate|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Easy View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Jack's gate|
|Trail Way marking:||White|