Pike Wood is a compact wood of just 23 hectares on the outskirts of Killarney. Mature stands of mixed conifer and deciduous trees tower above you, they include: Sessile Oak, Ash and Scots Pine. Hard fern, Ling heather and bilberry are present in the shrub layer, along with laurel. Coillte has a number of other mature mixed species properties dotted on the outskirts of Killarney which together, are important for the connectivity of habitats for a range of species including bats, squirrels, badgers and foxes. The Woodford river flows through Pike Wood creating it’s own micro climate that encourages many plants. It joins up with the Flesk river a short distance away. Black Caps, Dippers and Grey wagtails can be observed particularly in it’s vicinity. Storms in recent years have wielded their force here opening up pockets within the property where butterflies and pollinators abound. Enjoy!
Things to do
Take a stroll right through this atmospheric wood on a warm day and enjoy the calmness and serenity that it has to offer.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
There is a Mass Rock within Pike Wood where mass was celebrated during Penal times (1690s to 1750s) when Catholic masses were forbidden and had to be celebrated in secret.