Rath Wood Forest Walk offers gentle walks for all ages from a short leisurely wheelchair accessible path to the longer looped Molloy walk. Rath Wood offers a sanctuary for many mammals, birds and insect species within its 185 acre boundaries. The forest contains a great variety of tree species including beech, oak, Sitka spruce, Norway spruce, birch, Douglas fir and alder. The historical feature of Rathgall Hillfort which dates back to 800 B.C. is also located nearby.
Visit Rathwood Garden Centre and enjoy a look around their Garden Centre, Fashion Centre, Play Ark Centre, Maize of Ireland, Deer Park and the Express Train and finish with refreshments at The Wood Shed Cafe or The Merry Tree Restaurant for a variety of refreshments to suit all your needs.
FACILITIES: Coillte forest walks – wheelchair/child buggy with seating at regular intervals. Woodland map guide, toilets and restaurant available at Rathwood. Information and bridge entrance to woods via car park.
HOW TO FIND US: 10 km from Altamont Gardens. From Dublin/Waterford take exit 4 on M9 motorway. Follow signs for Castledermot, and then take the R418 to Tullow. Rathwood is located on the R725 Tullow to Shillelagh Road, 5km from Tullow Town.
OPEN: Monday – Saturday including Bank Holidays 9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. – 6 p.m.