The trail starts at Ballynabarney, an area steeped in history. Viewing points across the trails boast views across the Wicklow Mountains, County Wexford an on a clear day across to the mountains of Wales. The descent will bring you past the Hurling Green where ‘the Wexford men defeated hurlers of Carlow long ago’ and acquired the name Yellow Bellies, because of the coloured sashes they wore.
On the M11 from Dublin or Wexford take exit 22 towards (Gorey, Inch). Take the first exit off the western roundabout and first immediate right turn directly opposite Greens Berry Farm. Follow straight through Kilanerin village towards Pallas. (approximatley 5km). At the Ballyfad signpost keep left, then continue straight on over the bridge until the next T junction, then take a right. Continue until you come to The Gap Pub on the right. The car park is on the left.
Trail grades give an indication of what to expect when out on a trail. The grade will give an idea of the level of fitness and ability required to use the trail.
Before attempting a trail, it is important to consider the grading to ensure it matches your ability and level of fitness.
Wexford Walking Trails are graded by Sport Ireland according to their criteria which is explained here.
Flat smooth trails, suitable for all users including people with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, people with a vision impairment, using crutches, with a buggy, with small children, older people and so on. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland
These trails may have some climbs and may have an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks, etc. The routes are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended. Source : Sport Ireland
Generally flat trails with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. These trails are generally suitable for family groups including children and older people. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland
These are physically demanding trails, which will typically have some sections with steep climbs for long periods and the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for users accustomed to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required. Source : Sport Ireland