Golden Grove is an area of about 3.5km from Roscrea, off the N62 to Birr, in County Tipperary. There is a car park, picnic site and forest walks at Golden Grove. Over 1km of forest walks meander through mixed woodlands and undulating terrain to panoramic viewing points.
Golden Grove is part of an old woodland site on mineral soil over limestone. From the car park, there is a beautiful view of the countryside. The main tree species in this wood are beech, Scot’s pine, ash and Norway spruce. There is also an abundance of animal and bird life here. The most striking aspect of the flora is the profusion of bluebells that carpet a large area of the woodland in the spring. The Golden Grove River is to the south-east of the car park.
While there are no waymarked trails, the loop of forest road and paths does provide a very pleasant walk.
Be transported to medieval times at Roscrea Castle & Damer House. See the dungeon, drawbridge and a Georgian Mansion.