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Slish Wood
Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
Slish Wood is a pleasant lakeshore and hillside walk with tracks all the way. It has some lovely views of Lough Gill.

This walk is an easy to follow route all the way, the best way to begin is from the north end of the car park and walk along the track beyond with the lake and its tiny wooded islands glimpsed through lovely deciduous trees close on the left. After approx a mile the track rises and at the first fork go right, continue to the tee close to the car park and turn left for it.

Slish Wood is a walk for people of all ages and is a particularly enjoyable day out for all the family. Visitors will enjoy the Forest’s Flora and Fauna such as Wood Rush and briar. Mute Swan, duck and heron may be observed on the lake while blackbird, thrush, lark and pigeon can be found in the woodland. Badger, fox and fallow deer are common.

Oaks some 250 years old are scattered throughout the area. The main species planted are Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, scots pine, lodge pole pine, grand fir, silver fir, whitebeam, birch and holly.

Trail details

Linear trail
Contact details
Slish Wood, Crossboy, Co. Sligo, 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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The great outdoorsSligo Way

The Sligo Way is an 80km route that traverses the county of Sligo from Lough Talt, in the Ox Mountains, to the town of Dromahair in County Leitrim. Embrace stunning mountain scenery, pictorial lake shores and views in almost every direction.

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