In County Wexford we have a diversity of walking trails to accommodate a range of abilities and interests: mountain and hill walking; coastal; riverside; woodland; historic and scenic. Located in the south-east of Ireland, we have an exceptionally varied landscape ranging from long sandy beaches in the east to the wild Hook Peninsula in the south-west. You can walk through bird-rich polders beside Wexford town or traverse the slopes of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains in the west. In between, you can choose from a wide range of quality walks through quiet rural landscapes of diverse character and all steeped in the history of the island long regarded as ‘the end of the known world’.
Wexford Walking Trails (WWT) is a network of walking trails throughout Co. Wexford. Established under a Wexford Local Development training programme, the network has collaborated with Wexford County Council, Local Sports Partnerships, Fáilte Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology, National Parks & Wildlife Services, National Trails Office and Coillte. In developing this network of trails, it is our intention to enhance the visitor experience and raise awareness of the quality, diversity and location of our trails.
Wexford Walking Trail is part of the Wexford Trails brand. Trails already launched are: Wexford Garden Trail; Wexford Craft Trail and Wexford Heritage Trail. WWT will be officially launched in 2016, date to be announced.
Wexford, on the gentle River Slaney, has been the gateway for repeated invasions down the centuries and abounds in archaeological treasures; religious, civic and military, from the earliest times down to the high medieval and the John F Kennedy experience of recent decades. Wexford is accessible through Rosslare Port and Dublin is less than two hours away. Enjoy the bustle of our ancient towns of Wexford, New Ross and Enniscorthy and the thriving market town of Gorey.
Wexford Walking Trail membership is determined by a standard set down by WWT – only those trails which need and have National Trails Office approval and registration can become members. WWT will provide a useful network for those involved in developing walking trails so that expertise and information can be readily shared. We will also foster links with neighbouring counties for the purpose of promoting walking trails within the South East of Ireland. Any group seeking information or is interested in developing a trail and becoming a member of WWT should email firstname.lastname@example.org