Distance 3.5 miles/5.6
TIME: 1.5 hours
trail takes the walker through the woodland positioned along the valley
of the Colligan River. A wide range of tree species is present. Deciduous
trees such as Oak, Beech, Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut occur. Conifers
include Sitka Spruce, Norway Spruce, Cyprus, Douglas Fir and Spruce.
Hazel, Alder, Holly, Broom and Gorse are also present. Because of the
presence of many clearings and deciduous groupings an excellent selection
of woodland flora is present. Wood Sorrel, Woodrush, Wood Sanicle, Common
Heath or Heather, Bedstraw, Bilberry (locally known as "Hurt"
Bush) and Bluebell are only a selection of those to be seen.
Cliffchaff, Thrush, Coal Tit, Goldfinch; and with luck, elusive Treecreeper
and Jay may be spotted.
Play along the Colligan River
5 miles / 8 km from Dungarvan (R672) on the Clonmel road. Turn right
from the road and this takes you to the Car Park shown on the map.
crossing the Wooden Bridge opposite the Car Park the trail turns right
on the forest road which is parallel to the River. It climbs gradually
through the woodland for about 1 mile / 1.6 km. By taking a left onto
another road as shown, the trail leads back down to the River. It now
continues along by the River and away from the Wooden Bridge for about
0.5 miles / 0.8 km where it leads to a tarred road. After a left over
the Stone Bridge, and a right at the "T" junction the very
narrow path shown is reached and this takes the trail up into more woodland.
Soon after a sharp right the trail joins a Forest Road and returns to
the Car Park.
sections of the trail at each side of the River can be treated as separate
1 | Walk 2 | Walk
3 | Walk 4
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