Many Wexford people are only now beginning to appreciate the beautiful scenic walks that surround us during this pandemic.
The 5km Lockdown rule stifles people’s ability to travel, as a result, people are exploring within their own area, so with this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the walking routes on our doorstep.
One of the best websites to use is http://wexfordwalkingtrail.ie/
The site divides the county up into North and South- with the major trails listed.
The section for the north has detailed pages, grid coordinates, etc on the trails in Askamore, Bunclody-Coolmelagh, Bunclody-Kilbrannish, Courtown Woodland, Crogan Mountain, Enniscorthy Riverside, Ferns, Kilanerin Woods, Kiltealy, Oulart, Ramsfort Woods, and Tara Hill.
Likewise for the South, detailed listings are included for Carrickbyrne, Forth Mountain, Kelly’s Wood, Kilmore Quay, Lacken Hill, Raven Point Wood, Rosslare Harbour, and Tintern.
They say it’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good; a recent survey by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Sport Ireland, reveals that Irish adults have adapted remarkably well in keeping up their sport and recreational walking habits during this difficult period, there are an additional 500,000 regular walkers, the percentage of inactive adults drops 8% from the same period in 2019.
But remember if you are heading out walking please practice Social distancing.