Avondale House, set on over 600 acres of parkland and forest is a hidden gem in the heart of Wicklow. Celebrating 100 years of Irish Forestry from 1904 to 2004 the Centenary Trail takes you through the history of the forestry in what was once a forest training centre. The trail brings you through maple, sycamore, beech, larch, oak, Spanish chestnut, Douglas fir and Scots pine with many of the trees over 100 years old. 20 information posts are dotted along the route with information on the trees.
Grade: Easy , the route is marked with Centenary Trail logo. Loop trail
Estimated time: 1hrs – 1.5 hours
Total height climbed: 100m
Highest point: 130m
Terrain underfoot: track.
Suitable for: families with young children etc
Notes: there is an access fee with automated barriers at the entrance to the park, have change ready. Café open in high season, toilet facilities open all year.
How to get to start point:
- GPS FOR START POINT: 52.914337,-6.226687