Situated just a few km from Wexford Town, the rocky outcrop of Forth Mountain provides a pivotal location for a number of very interesting walks. You will not be disappointed as you explore various sites of significant historical importance, particularly those relating to the 1798 Rebellion. Panoramic views of the Wexford coastline take in Rosslare across to the Waterford Estuary. A true gem of a mountain that boasts of 500 – 600 million-year-old rock.
At the New Ross Road Roundabout on the outskirts of Wexford town take the exit onto the N25. After 1.4km turn left into Barntown village (just before Barntown church). Follow the road around to the right and continue for 3.2km. Turn left. Continue 900m until you come to an entrance on your left for the car park.
Skeater Park Trailhead
The car park is on the R733, 6.5km from Wexford town and 12km from Wellingtonbridge. Coming from Wexford town, take the R733 exit for Duncannon from the roundabout at Whitford House Hotel and continue for 6.5km where you will find the car park on the righthand side.
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