Sligo's secret walk… it takes less than 2 hours!
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Publiée par Independent.ie Travel sur Dimanche 1 juillet 2018
Union Wood was formerly part of the Cooper Estate and is now managed by Coillte. A forest area teeming with wildlife and biodiversity with incredible views from the top of Union Rock over Ballisodare and Sligo
An area of old Oak woodland is fenced off from deer the adjoining trail links into the Sligo way and has some lovely views of Knocknarea (supposed burial place of Queen Maedbh of Connacht), the Ox mountain range of West Sligo and the landscape of Sligo/Leitrim to the east.
Things to do
Walk: The Union Rock trail is 4 Km and the Oakwood trail is 5.5 km.
Explore nature: A haven for nature lovers. Spot the red squirrel, deer, pine marten, Buzzards, swans and ducks in the lake.
Scenic drive: Close to the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and taking in the beauty of Lough Gill and surrounding countryside.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
Go to the top of Union Rock and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of Knocknarea, Ox Mountains and Ballisodare bay, and the Sligo/Leitrim countryside.
Visitors Facilities on site
There is an additional picnic area at Ballygawley Lough one Km from the trailhead.
Nearby pit stops