NBW: Clonbur Biodiversity Walk

May 01
May 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
NBW: Clonbur Biodiversity Walk

Hosted by Irish Wildlife Trust – Galway Branch and Irish Environmental Network, Irish Wildlife Trust, National Biodiversity Week 2019

As part of National Biodiversity Week 2019, The Irish Wildlife Trust Galway Branch will lead a Biodiversity Walk starting 10:30am at Clonbur Woods on 19th May 2019.

The Nature Walk will follow the Clonbur Wood Loop Trail. (7.5Km, 3hrs max, easy). This loop walk takes you through mixed woodland and along by the shore of Lough Mask, following forest road and track.

The loop walk goes through mixed woodland with a wide variety of both native and exotic tree species such as beech, ash, hazel, birch, willow, yew, Scots pine and larch. Along the route you can enjoy views of Lough Mask, the remains of a shooting lodge, limestone pavement, Clonbur river and turloughs. We plan to highlight and discuss the biodiversity present in these respective habitats.

We will see some of the Lough’s many islands and the striking geology of limestone pavement and cross the Clonbur River, with panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside.
Relatively easy terrain, but strong walking boots are required. Wet weather gear is recommended, subject to weather conditions on the day.

Refreshments are not included. Participants must bring their own lunch and drinks.

Date & Time: 10:30 am start – 13:30 pm finish, Sunday 19th May

Location: Clonbur Woods, Connemara

The free event is open to Irish Wildlife Trust local Members and the General Public. All ages welcome.