Sweet Walk Trail

(Ramsfort Woods Gorey)

Grade:  Easy

Distance:   1km (0.6 miles)

Waymarking: Green

Trailhead:   Willow Park

Sat Nav:  52.682912, -6.295884

Parking: Roadside Parking

Ramsfort Wood Trail

Trail Description

This short loop starts at Willow Park. Look out for a wide range of flora and fauna especially in spring and summer. Watch out for jay birds and speckled wood butterflies, and the autumn toadstools.


Don't Miss...

  • Views of Aske Hill and Tara Hill

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series 69

Grid Reference: SG 097 181

Ascent: negligible

Walking time: 35 minutes

Format: Loop

Surface: Mixed Surfaces

Gates/Stiles: Yes, at entrance

Start/Finish:  Trailhead

Equipment Recommended:  Normal outdoor footwear.


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: Generally good

Picnic Area:  no

Public Toilets: Gorey town centre

Facilities: Gorey town centre

Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times. You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.

Ramsfort Wood Map

Getting Here

On entering Gorey Town from the Arklow Road ( R772) take the first right into Garden City. Turn left onto Ramsfort Avenue. Turn right to stay on Ramsfort Avenue and continue to the junction with Willow Park. Turn left onto Willow Park. The trailhead is 150m on the right.

From the R741 and southbound R772, turn onto North Parade off Gorey Main Street. Turn right onto Pearse Street. Turn left at John Street and continue onto Fort Road. At the junction to Willow Park, turn right and the trailhead is 300m on the left.

These trails are located in Coillte owned forests.

Wexford Walking Trails clg appreciates the support and co-operation of Coillte under their Open Forest Policy.

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