The Red Kite walk starts from the Car Park in the centre of Avoca Village just opposite St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Church, 10km from Arklow. From there take the footpath away from the village following the signposts into the woods to the right.
The forest track is initially a little steep but after this short climb the path right will take you through some wonderful woodland and you can view the village from the forest trail that overlooks it. Follow the red way marking signs around the 2.5km loop, keeping left, with another gradual incline bringing you even further above the valley floor.
In 2009, The Golden Eagle Trust re-introduced a set of Red Kite birds into Kilmagig Forest. Now there are over 30 breeding pairs who have made their habitat around the Red Kite Walk, which is part of the forest. There’s also a cemetery off a spur, signposted, along the trail dating back to the 1800s, along with beautiful flora and fauna.
Parking: Village Car Park (free)
Grade: Moderately Challenging in places
Not suitable for Wheelchair users.
Robust buggies will cope with the route, with muscle power needed on the inclines!