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Linear Walks

Linear Walks

Glenshelane Forest Trails

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Glenshelane
Cappoquin
Waterford
Republic of Ireland

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The Glenshelane Forest Walks, consists of one linear and three looped walks.
Blue 2km: Green 3km: Red – 10km: purple - 2.75km.
Glenshelane consists of a long wooded glen that runs either side of the Glenshelane River and has an extensive network of forest roads, trails and bridges that give the walker a great variety of choice from short strolls to long distance walks. The glen was originally covered in oak which was cleared and replaced with Norwegian spruce, some small pockets of the original oak remain scattered throughout the site under which a second storey of holly, hazel and rowan now grows. Walkers can expect to enjoy beautiful riverside walks through magnificent woodlands of conifers and broadleaves.
Flore: Thick carpets of bluebell cover the forest floor in season.
Fauna: There is evidence of the red squirrel and mink. About half a mile upstream from the picnic site is a noted salmon spawning area. Many species of birds inhabit the woods.

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Distance

Blue) 2km | (Green) 3km | (Red) 10.7km |(Purple) 2.75km, |

Estimated Time

(Blue) 45 min | (Green) 1hr 15mins | (Red) 4hr |(Purple) 1.5hr |

Grade

(Blue) Loop. Easy. | (Green) Loop. Moderate. | Red) Loop. Strenuous. | (purple) Linear. Moderate.

Services

Nearest Town/Village: Cappoquin

Terrain

Forestry roads, woodland tracks.

Trailhead

Car park, picnic site, river and forest walks.

Geology

Brown earth overlying old red sandstone.

Minimum Gear

Good walking shoes, Rain/Wind Jacket, Mobile phone, Fluids.

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