Bunclody – Coolmelagh
Three looped walks climb to Gibbet Hill. Gibbet is an old English name for Hanging Hill. This hints to a place of execution where beautiful views meant that, no matter what your crime, your last sight on earth was heavenly. These loops on forest roads all rise with a steady climb close to the top of Gibbet Hill with breathtaking views on offer.
- Windmills and a Marian Year cross at the summit where the gibbet once stood.
- Views of Counties Wexford, Carlow and Wicklow.
- All kinds of native wildlife, such as Irish hare, fox, badger, Peregrine falcon, hen harrier raven.
- The colour of the changing seasons
5.4 km (3.4 miles)
10km (6.25 miles)
13.3km (8.3 miles)
3 hour 30 min
Distance: 5.4km (3.4 miles)
Walking time: 1hr 30min
Distance : 10km (6.25 miles)
Ascent : 210m
Walking time: 2hr
Distance:13.3km (8.3 miles)
Walking time: 3hr 30min
From Bunclody take the Carnew Road R746 for 6km tothe forest entrance.