Oughaval Woods - Cobbler's Castle Walk

County Laois
Grade Moderate
Length 6 km
Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Format Loop
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking white arrow on red background
Start Point
Oughaval Wood Car Park
Finish Point
Oughaval Wood Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Stradbally
Grid Ref. S 585 951
Lat. and Long. 53.003532, -7.1271

This walk follows forest road and path around the whole mainly broadleaf woods, passing close to the site of Cobbler's Castle folly which was constructed during the Famine. There is a good selection of flora and fauna with viewing points along the way giving splendid vistas over the surrounding countryside.


Car parking and picnic facilities at Trailhead. Shops, restaurants/cafes & accommodation at Stradbally (2km)

Map Guides

Map Guides

Oughaval Wood

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 55
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann Service passing

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