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Ballyscanlon Forest
Fenor, Co. Waterford
Free to visit
Ballyscanlon Forest is located 6.5km west of Tramore on the road to Dungarvan in County Waterford. The site overlooks Ballyscanlon Lake and the Comeragh and Monavillagh from a distant back-drop.

Ballyscanlon Forest is located in Fenor, the getaway to the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark. The Comeragh Mountains and Monavillagh form a distant back-drop. There are walking trails that vary in length from three to 4km. The fauna includes foxes, badgers, rabbits, some hares, red squirrels and many types of bird life. Facilities include a car park, picnic site, forest and lakeside walks. The main tree species are Sitka spruce, lodgepole pine and Norway spruce. Furze, woodrush and bilberry thrive on the woodland floor while lichens, mosses and saxifrage grow on the rocky ridges along the area.

The Waterford Copper Coast is a designated UNESCO Global Geopark. The Copper Coast gets its name from the 19th Century copper mines that lie at its heart. It comprises some 25 kilometres of spectacular coastline consisting of scalloped beaches and coves buttressed and enclosed by rocky headlands. Oceans, volcanoes, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks, which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the Copper Coast.

Tips from locals

After your walk in the forest make use of the picnic area and enjoy your lunch taking in the forest views.

Contact details
Ballyscanlon, Ballyscanlan, Fennor, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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