Coolmelagh - Prospect Loop

County Wexford
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 5.5 km
Time 1.25 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 30 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Start Point
Finish Point
Nearest Town to Start Bunclody/Carnew
Lat. and Long. 52.685861, -6.579069

This trail follows forest roads with a steady climb before it descends towards Ballingate and loops back with good views of the surrounding countryside of Carlow and Wicklow.

Trail Management

Coillte Enniscorthy, Farm Centre, Millpark Road,
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Tel: ++ 353 53 9239400, Fax: ++ 353 53 9235379


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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