Walking in Wexford

Wexford Walking Trails

A selection of beautiful walks awaits you in Wexford: wooded, historic, coastal and mountain trails. Located in the southeast of the island of Ireland, County Wexford has an exceptionally varied landscape for you to savour.

Ranging from long sandy beaches in the east to the wild Hook Peninsula in the southwest. Walk through bird-rich polders beside Wexford town. Traverse the slopes of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains in the west. Choose a different walk each day!

There is a wide range of quality walks through quiet rural landscapes of diverse character. All trails are steeped in the history of the island long regarded as ‘the end of the known world’.

Wexford, on the gentle River Slaney, has been the gateway for repeated invasions down the centuries. Archaeological treasures abound: religious, civic, military, from the earliest times down to the high mediaeval to the John F Kennedy experience of recent decades.

Many of our walks have rugged terrain. All walks are graded. The length of each trail is indicated to assist you to select the right walk for your ability.

Sunrise on Wexford Walking Trails

Sunrise on Wexford Walking Trails

In the heat of the summer, one of the best times to get out for a walk is early in the morning. There is something special about being out and about at dawn to welcome in a brand-new day. Wexford is blessed with along coastline much of which faces east to where the...

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Askamore – Slieveboy Loop – The Yellow Mountain

Askamore – Slieveboy Loop – The Yellow Mountain

There are four walks that all begin from the trailhead in the car park in Askamore village. Individually waymarked, the walks all begin by following a minor road which brings you uphill through scenery reminiscent of an Austrian valley, with trees sweeping below you, and wonderful views to the Wicklow Hills and beyond. The longest trail at 12km...

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About Wexford Walking Trail Network

Wexford Walking Trails (WWT) is a network of walking trails throughout Co. Wexford. It was established under a Wexford Local Development training programme. WWT collaborates 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, the network’s intends to enhance the visitor experience in County Wexford. The network aims to raise awareness of the quality, diversity and location of Wexford Walking trails.


Wexford Walking Trail membership is determined by a standard set down by the Wexford Walking Trail Network. Only those trails which have Sport Ireland approval and registration can become members. Membership provides a useful resource for those involved in developing walking trails. WWT members readily share expertise and information with each other. The network also fosters 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 hello@wexfordwalkingtrail.ie

DISCLAIMER: The walking details on this website were accurate at time of publishing. Wexford Walking Trails or any of it’s agents, landowners and publisher are not liable for any loss, injury or damage which may arise. Whilst public access is agreed on these walks, it is not a right and forests or trails may be closed from time to time. Please obey any temporary signage.

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