Mr Rose’s Garden Trail
(Tintern Trails)

Grade:        Easy

Distance:  0.9 km / 0.5 miles

Waymarking: Blue

Trailhead:   Tintern Abbey

Sat Nav:  52.2371, -6.8381

Parking:  Tintern Abbey

Colclough Walled Garden

Trail Description

Mr Rose’s Garden Trail starts at the Tintern Abbey Trailhead and crosses the river on its way to the Colclough Walled Garden 0.45 km away.

Keep an eye out for the gardener’s old cottage as you walk.


Colclough Walled Garden

Restored to its former glory by volunteers and suppoters, this enchanting Georgian Walled Garden with curved corners was built by the Colclough family in the early 19th Century. Set on 2.5 acres, the ornamental and kitchen gardens are separated by a brick wall with distinctive intra mural structures. A river, crossed by five bridges, flows through the length of the garden providing a centrepiece to the structured landscape. Entrance Fee applies.


Don't Miss...

  • Tintern Abbey 
  • Colclough Walled Garden
  • The Gardener’s Cottage

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series 76

Grid Reference: S 795 101

Ascent: 10m

Walking time: 15 minutes

Format: Loop

Surface: Hardcore path

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish: Tintern Abbey

Equipment Recommended:  No specific requirements.


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area:  Yes

Public Toilets: Walkers Car Park, Tintern Abbey Visitor Centre,

Facilities:  Tintern Abbey Visitor Cente and Saltmills village.

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

Tintern Trails

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Getting Here

From the R733, take the L4041 and, after 1km, turn right at the entrance to Tintern Abbey. Continue approximately 1km to the car park beside the abbey. 


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