Welcome to Ramsfort Park, the wood is situated on lands which were part of the Ram Estate. The area around the wood was known as the Deerpark. Bishop Thomas Ram was granted lands around Gorey under the terms of the plantation of Wexford in the early 1600s. From the 1800s onwards the Ram family gave the people of Gorey access to the demesne land for walks so it is fitting that they have been made available again in the 21st century.
On entering Gorey Town from the Arklow Road ( R772)
take the first right into Garden City. Turn left onto Ramsfort Avenue.
Turn right to stay on Ramsfort Avenue and continue to the junction
with Willow Park. Turn left onto Willow Park. The trailhead is 150m on
From the R741 and southbound R772, turn onto North Parade off Gorey
Main Street. Turn right onto Pearse Street. Turn left at John Street and
continue onto Fort Road. At the junction to Willow Park, turn right and
the trailhead is 300m on the left.
Things to do
Two walking trails start in Willow Park, just 15mins walk from Gorey Main Street.
Deerpark Trail – 2.5 km – 35 minutes – Blue markers – Easy : This looped walk weaves through Willow Parkand mixed woodland with occasional views of surrounding hills and Ramsfort House. Listen for the resident buzzard as you walk.
Sweet Walk Trail – 1 km – 15 minutes – Green markers – Easy : This short loop starts at Willow Park. Look out for a wide range of flora and fauna especially in spring and summer. Watch out for jay birds and speckled wood butterflies, and the autumn toadstools.
Visitor facilities on site
Car parking is available along the road in front of the forest
Nearby pit stops
Gorey Town centre