Blackwater Village Trails

Take time to relax and forget your worries and capture wonderful glimpses of the sea through gateways and gaps in the hedges.  Offering seasonal surprises, bluebells, ferns, fungi, rushes and a wealth of wildlife and birds, the trails around Blackwater offer walkers a truly wonderful experience. 

Heron standing in the water at Carne Harbour

Getting Here

From Wexford town take the R741 over Wexford bridge towards Castlebridge. After approximately 3.5km, turn right at the junction signposted Curracloe onto the R742. Continue for 13km on this road, through Curracloe village until you reach Blackwater village.

Trail Grades

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