Gorey – Ramsfort Wood 

path into Ramsfort Woods

Good to Know

Sat Nav:  52.682, -6.295

OSI Discovery Map Series: 69

Grid Reference: SG 097 181

Guided Tours: N

Parking: Y

Don’t Miss

  • Views of Tara Hill and Aske Hill
  • Gorey Town Heritage Trail
  • Gorey Town with its many amenities

Both these trails start in Willow Park, just 15mins walk from Gorey Main Street.

Deerpark Trail: This looped walk weaves through Willow Park and mixed woodland with occasional views of surrounding hills and Ramsfort House. Listen for the resident buzzard as you walk. The wood is situated on lands which were part of the Ram Estate. The area around the wood was known as the Deerpark. Bishop Thomas Ram was granted lands around Gorey under the terms of the plantation of Wexford in the early 1600s.

From the 1800s onwards the Ram family gave the people of Gorey access to the demesne land for walks so it is fitting that they have been made available again in the 21st century.

Sweet Walk Trail: This short loop starts at Willow Park. Look out for a wide range of flora and fauna especially in spring and summer. Watch out for jay birds and speckled wood butterflies, and the autumn toadstools.

Ramsfort Wood Map image

Trail

Distance

Ascent

Walking time

Waymarking

Grade

Deerpark Trail

2.5 km (1.6 miles)

negligible

35 min

Blue

Easy

Sweet Walk Trail

1km (0.6 Miles)

negligible

15min

Green

Easy

Distance:  2.5km (1.6 miles)
Ascent:  negligible
Walking time:  35min
Waymarking:  Blue
Grade:  Easy

Distance:  1km (0.6 Miles)
Ascent:  negligible
Walking time: 15min
Waymarking:  Green
Grade:  Easy

Getting Here

On entering Gorey Town from the Arklow Road ( R772) take the first right into Garden City. Turn left onto Ramsfort Avenue. Turn right to stay on Ramsfort Avenue and continue to the junction with Willow Park. Turn left onto Willow Park. The trailhead is 150m on the right.

From the R741 and southbound R772, turn onto North Parade off Gorey Main Street. Turn right onto Pearse Street. Turn left at John Street and continue onto Fort Road. At the junction to Willow Park, turn right and the trailhead is 300m on the left