This recreation area takes visitors into the more remote parts of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and allows walkers to explore the geology and former uses of this upland area.
Situated near the entrance on private land opposite the car park is the Fiddlers Rock. This great stone of quartzite was erected in prehistoric times and demonstrates mans long occupation of this valley.
The Glenafelly Eco Walk passes through mature and semi-mature woods along river banks and on forest roads. The trail follows along both sides of a quiet and remote river valley leading into the townland of Barcam at the top of the valley. The open lower slopes of the valley along the riverbanks contrast with the seclusion of the more heavily wooded upper section.
The Slieve Bloom Way runs beside the forest entrance on the public road and can be used to link with other Coillte loop routes in the Slieve Blooms.
Things to do
Walk: The wood has a looped Eco walk which is waymarked and starts and end in the car park. The Glenafelly Eco Walk (7kms, 2hrs, moderate) the trail uses forest roads and hiking trails, along the riverside and through the forest to the top of the valley and back.
Visitors Facilities on site
Car Parking – 12 cars