There are a number of car parks and lay-bys in the forest, with numerous walks on the forest road network and paths, including two way marked routes. Fine views of the surrounding countryside can be had and on a clear day you can see counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wicklow and Waterford.
Flora amongst the trees include heather, heath and furze, these are beautiful in Autumn when they turn to purple and gold colours, which incidentally are the Wexford county colours.

To get to Shelmaliere drive about 7 km south-west of Wexford Town on the R733 to Hook Head, then turn right and drive about 1 km.

Get Directions

Things to do

Visitors Facilities on site


Picnic site

Walking trails

Laybys & car parks

Open 24/7 all year.