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Ard na Mona Wood
Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Free to visit
Free car parking
Ardnamona wood nature reserve is a native oak woodland, approximately 456.6 hectares in size which lies approx. 5km north east of Donegal Town.

Ardnamona wood nature reserve is a native oak woodland, approximately 456.6 hectares in size which lies approx. 5km north east of Donegal Town.

The main path runs through the site and just inside the gate a newly constructed path veers off to the right, this path joins the main path in the middle of the wood which will bring you back to the main entrance.

The entire walk is approximately 2km fro start to finish. Parts of the path may be wet from time to time and is very steep in places. Not suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs.

The site contains alder, oak, ash, rowan and birch in the high canopy and holly hazel and willow in the understory.

Trail details

Type:
Walking Trail
Location:
Ard na Mona Woods Nature Reserve
Grade:
Moderate
Format:
Loop
Length:
1.90km
Ascent:
60m
Dogs allowed:
Yes
    Time:25 mins
    Nearest town start:Donegal Town
    Nearest town finish:Donegal town
    Start point:Ard na Mona Woods car park
    Finish point:Ard na Mona Woods car park
    Waymarking:Blue arrow on black background
    Facilities:Car parking, shops, restaurants/cafés, accommodation, tourist office
Tips from locals

Keep an eye out for the elusive red squirrel, as there is a small population here.

Contact details
West Gate, Greenans, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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