Kindlestown is situated to the east of the Kings River Valley on the extensive coastal plain that stretches from the Wicklow Mountains to the sea. The area is called after Albert de Kinley, who was a sheriff in the area in 1301. The wood formed part of the old Bellevue Estate. As you walk through the wood, there are some impressivie old specimen trees from the old estate days. Today, much of the wood contains native broadleaves of oak, ash, birch, holly and rowan along with introduced broadleaves such as beech, sycamore and sweet chestnut. There are conifer trees also, including Scots and Corsican pines, Noble and Douglas firs and and Sitka spruce.
The wood is also an area of archaeological interest, as Kindlestown Hill is believed to be the location of a hill fort dating back to the Iron Age.
Things to do
Walk: The Kindlestown Trail (1km (return), 30 mins, Access for All) is a linear route suitable for visitors with limited mobility, including wheelchairs.