Coolmelagh - Prospect Loop

County Wexford
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 5.4 km
Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 140 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Blue arrow on white background
Start Point
Car Park at Coolmelagh Trail Head sign 6km R746 Road
Finish Point
Car Park at Coolmelagh Trail Head sign 6km R746 Road
Nearest Town to Start Bunclody
Grid Ref. S 96049 60381
Lat. and Long. 52.68635, -6.58018

This trail is one of three looped walks that climb up along Coillte forest tracks in the area. It continues on the Gibbet Hill trail where there are beath-taking views of Wexford, Wicklow & Carlow.

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Car park

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 62 and 68

Dawn from Carlow

Myself and my dogs ended up here accidentally while looking for a different walk... but I’m glad we did. This is a lovely walk, with great views. The signpost at the trail head says that this loop (blue loop) is easy, however the grading here (moderate) is far more accurate. There are 2 sections of incline that are a little tougher than easy!

We spotted a fox on our way round, didn’t meet a soul, and were rewarded with some lovely views! There’s 2 additional loops here too if you wanted more of a challenge.

One thing, the loop is listed as 3.5km but is actually over 5km (the trail map says 5.5km at the start of the loop)

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