Glenart Wood is situated to the south of the Avoca River. The Glenart estate dates from the Norman invasion when Theobald Walter, from whom the Butlers and the Dukes of Ormond are descended, was granted a large tract of lands in Co Wicklow. The Butler family owned the estate until the late 17th century when it passed through marriage to the Proby family. Glenart is a small glen with small streams flowing into the Avoca River.The site hosts fox, rabbit, badger, stoat and hare.
Things to do
Glenart Walk: (5 km, 2 hrs, Moderate)
Walking clockwise around the loop you quickly reach another forest road on your right. Continue straight for approximately 150m and you reach a junction that leads to the "stone bridge" on the left. A slight diversion from the loop across the stone bridge affords views over Arklow and the coast. Back on the loop walk bear right at the stone bridge as you progress along the southern side of the wood. A quarry is lies on your right and 300m further on you turn right at a junction. A further 500m further on the road bends to the right as you continue along the northern side of the walk. The loop is completed at the footbridge and walkers leave the site by retreating down the forest road on the left to the forest barrier.
Explore nature: The site hosts fox, rabbit, badger, stoat and hare.
Visitors Facilities on site
Limited car parking at barrier