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Coole Park 7 Woods Trail
Gort, Co. Galway
Free to visit
Explore a 4.5km loop in sublime Coole Park, County Galway and you’ll also discover the very beauty spots that inspired poet WB Yeats.

Following woodland paths, tracks and steps across Coole Park’s nature reserve, this looped trail connects seven different woods made famous by WB Yeats’ poems, including The Wild Swans of Coole.

Although the trail consists mainly of woodland paths, there are tree roots underfoot in places. Taking 1.25 hours to complete, this satisfying walk leads you past a viewing point for stunning Coole Lough and the nature reserve’s great expanse of wetland. Moderate in grade, the trail then takes you deeper into the pleasant woodland.

Along the way you’ll pass the remnants of Coole Park’s 18th-century built heritage including a stable yard, old stone walls and a limekiln. Reward your woodland travels with a hot drop or lunch in Coole Park’s Tea Rooms or in any of the welcoming pubs and cafés in nearby Gort.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Coole Park
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1.25 hours
    Nearest town start:Gort
    Nearest town finish:Gort
    Start point:Main car park
    Finish point:Main car park
    Waymarking:Blue arrow
    Facilities:Car parking, tea shop, visitor centre
Why we like it
  • Coole Park Visitor Centre & Gardens showcases 400 hectares of beautiful mixed woodland and wetland.
Contact details
Unnamed Rd,, Coole Demesne, Co. Galway, 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
More to discover at Coole Park 7 Woods Trail
Free things to doThe Autograph Tree

The Autograph Tree is located in Coole Park near Gort. They are all deceased now, of course, these literary giants, who were involved in the Irish Literary Revival at the start of the 20th Century, yet their spirits still inhabit this special tree amongst the silent woods.

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