Updated: Aug 25, 2022
A short 9km drive north of Arklow, Ballymoyle Hill rises gently to a height of 240m above sea level, providing the walker with some magnificent views of the coastline. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Welsh mountains in the distance. Also visible to the south is Arklow and further south, Tara Hill in Co. Wexford.
While there are no waymarked routes in this Coillte managed forest, there are six kilometres of trails, which loop around the hillside and offer the hiker a moderately challenging walk. The area is a haven for wildlife, and you may see foxes, rabbits, badgers, and squirrels as you make your way along the forest roads.
Paths are suitable for bikes and dedicated mountain bike trails are available through the forest, off the main walking trails.
Parking: off the road in front of the barrier.
Grade: Easy for the most part, with a couple of moderately challenging sections.
Not suitable for Wheelchair users.
Robust buggies will cope with the route, with muscle power needed on the inclines!