Having been a training and research centre for foresters in Ireland for over 100 years Avondale boasts a diverse range of tree species. Some of the trees date back further with the giant Beech on the grounds that is over 200 years old. This trail lets you explore these exotic trees which include species from all over the world; Western Red Cedars, Giant Sequoia, Silver Fir, and Monkey Puzzle Hornbeam. This is a loop trail and can be followed in either direction.
Marking: The route is marked with Red markings. The trail starts at the front of Avondale House – Loop Walk
Estimated time: 40 mins
Total height climbed: 40m
Highest point: 120m
Terrain underfoot: Track.
Suitable for: Families with young children etc
Notes: Toilet facilities open all year.
How to get to start point: Front of Avondale House
- GPS FOR START POINT: 52.9133,-6.2227
- START GRID REF: T 195 862
- Rathdrum is the nearest village which is 2km away, and it is served by:
- Bus: Bus Eireann
- Train: Irish Rail
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