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!

The parking area for Pike Wood is adjacent to the N22, less than a kilometre from the Park Road Roundabout in Killarney.

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