The Galway branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust will host a guided walk at Derryclare Wood in Connemara. The walk will be led by local National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Dermot Breen.
*** Please Note: Pre-bookings have been carried forward from our earlier walk at Derryclare in October 2018. As such, only 2 places are currently available. Numbers are restricted due to availability of parking space and general health & safety***
If you would like to reserve one of more of the remaining places for this trip, please email the branch in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject ‘Derryclare’.
The event is free, and all IWT members and the general-public are welcome to attend. **Special Notice: Because red deer and sheep can be found in the wood, it is advised that dogs be tightly leashed at all times or left at home**
The walk is expected to last between 2-3 hours and features stunning woodland with deciduous and coniferous trees, lakes and great views of the 12 Bens.
Distance is about 10km, with only about 150m of climbing. The terrain is a mix of forest track, rough woodland and wet open hill so those attending are advised to bring rain gear and comfortable walking footwear with strong ankle support.
The wood is located about 20 km (12 mi) east of Clifden, Connemara, on the shores of Derryclare Lough in the Inagh Valley, near Recess on the N59 Galway Road. Leaving Galway, take the N59 towards Clifden. After Recess turn right towards Letterfrack on to the R344. The entrance to the wood is about 2.5km up on the left-hand side.
Date & Time: 14:00 pm start – 19:00 pm finish, Sunday 5th May
Location: Derryclare Wood, Connemara