Wexford Walking Trails
Near Crown Quarter
A selection of beautiful walks awaits you in Wexford during your stay here at Crown Quarter, these include wooded, historic, coastal and mountain trails. Located in the southeast of Ireland, Wexford has an exceptionally varied landscape for you to savour. Ranging from long sandy beaches in the east to the wild Hook Peninsula in the southwest. Choose to walk through bird-rich polders beside Wexford Town, traverse the slopes of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains in the west or experience Wexford’s Garden trail which is fabulous for budding and experienced gardeners, what makes this garden trail special is the unique range of large and small gardens which are lovingly cared for, with ideas to take home, and a great selection of plants, shrubs and trees that grow here.
There is something for everyone and to suit all abilities. Many of the walks have rugged terrain and all walks are graded. The length of each trail is indicated to assist you to select the right walk for your ability.
Discover panoramic views of the countryside on one of the county’s most popular mountain trails or wander the grounds of a fascinating piece of Irish monastic history, see below some of the best walks in Wexford.
Raven Point Wexford
Raven Point Woods sits just north of Wexford town, just 15 minutes from Crown Quarter and sits just behind one of the most visited beaches in Ireland, Curracloe beach. This wood is a nature reserve and is home to a variety of walking trails from woodland to beach walks. Start off at Raven Wood carpark and take a relaxing wander along the forest path which is bursting with beautiful flora and fauna, make sure to keep an eye out for the wildlife too including red squirrels and grey seals.
Located 16 minutes from Crown Quarter, just outside of Wexford town is Forth Mountain, a rock outcrop that sits at a height of 235 metres. Boasting 600-million-year-old rock, Forth Mountain is brimming with a unique history and played a central role in the 1798 rebellion. The trail is about 10km in length. It starts off in the New Line car park, takes you past Carrigatinna Rock and towards Skeator Rock where you will experience breath-taking views of the Wexford coastline from Rosslare to Hook Head. If you fancy it, you can continue along to the Tincurra trails where you can catch a simply stunning glimpse of Barnstown, the Blackstairs Mountains and all along the west of Wexford. When you make your way back down, make time for a well-deserved drink back at Crown Quarter.
The cliff top trail at Rosslare Harbour is a linear route 3.5km long. Just 20 minutes drive from us, the trail takes about 30 minutes, the trail is an easy route and ideal for all levels of walkers. Take in the beautiful coastline views with sandy beaches below. If you prefer to explore the historic town, there is also a village trail, 2.87km long where you can soak up the maritime town.
Carrickbyrne Hill offers four looped trails and some of the most breathtaking views of Mount Leinster, the Blackstairs and the surrounding countryside. With an 18km mix of forest trails, you can soak up the peace and tranquillity of the stunning mountain views. Starting from the main entrance, choose from various levels of trails including the purple trail which offers a challenging longer woodland trail for more athletic walkers. Carrickbyrne Hill is about 28 minutes drive from us.
Located just 30 minutes from Crown Quarter, there are four walking trails in Lacken Hill so if you prefer a short stroll rather than a slightly longer ramble, there are a number of charming, winding trails to take your pick from. No matter the trail you choose, rich wildlife and charming country roads are guaranteed to surround you along the way. If you make it to the top of the hill summit, sweeping views of the southeast of Wexford await you.
Once a Cistercian abbey, Tintern Abbey was founded in 1200 and was even the inspiration behind one of the great William Wordsworth’s poems. The ruins of the abbey now remain which visitors can see during one of the numerous walking trails. Tintern Abbey Wexford is located just near the town of New Ross, about 30 minutes from us, where the walking trails all begin from the trailhead at Tintern Abbey. Each looped walk boasts years of stunning surroundings and fascinating historical monuments, think Irish countryside views, distinct ancient history and spectacular scenery. Enjoy views over Barrow Bay and the Saltee Islands and Keeragh Islands and if you just so happen to be an avid bird watcher follow the road alongside the bay towards an exceptional bird-watching area.
Put your feet up and relax after taking in the stunning scenery of Wexford with a stay in Wexford’s first smart modern and stylish boutique hotel. Located on the vibrant, energetic Monck Street in the heart of Wexford town, Crown Quarter is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to explore all that this Viking town has to offer, by foot or any mode of transport.
15 Minutes from Crown Quarter
Raven Point Woods sits just north of Wexford town just behind one of the most visited beaches in Ireland, Curracloe beach.
16 Minutes from Crown Quarter
Just outside of Wexford town is Forth Mountain, a rock outcrop that sits at a height of 235 metres.
20 Minutes from Crown Quarter
The cliff top trail at Rosslare Harbour is a linear route, 3.5km long.
28 Minutes from Crown Quarter
Carrickbyrne Hill offers four looped trails and some of the most breathtaking views of Mount Leinster, the Blackstairs and the surrounding countryside.
30 Minutes from Crown Quarter
There are four walking trails in Lacken Hill so if you prefer a short stroll rather than a slightly longer ramble, there are a number of charming, winding trails to take your pick from.
30 Minutes from Crown Quarter
Each looped walk boasts years of stunning surroundings and fascinating historical monuments, think Irish countryside views, distinct ancient history and spectacular scenery.