COurtown Trails

Many choices for walking in Courtown either along the unique coastal path to Kitennel or through Courtown Woodlands which was originally planted with oak and ash back in 1870.  Many changes since those Victorian days but you will still be following in the footsteps of the previous Lords and Ladies of Courtown!  A wonderful green respite from the sun and the sea in Courtown, these walks, which include a tree-lined avenue, offer a glimpse of the past and a chance to recover from today’s busy schedule.

Heron standing in the water at Carne Harbour

Getting Here

From Gorey take the R742 Courtown Road travelling approximately 6km to Courtown village. As you enter the centre of the village take the first turn on the left (Harbour Court),  then the next turn on the right, the entrance to the municipal car park is on the left. Beyond the car park is Active Tribe and  Seal Rescue Ireland. As you approach drive past the playground, keep left to continue to Active Tribe.   The trailhead is to the right of the Active Tribe gates.

If you miss the turn in the village, continue until you come to the T-junction  at the end of Main St , turn left and keep left until you reach the car park entrance on your right.


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