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Belleek Walk Ballina



Belleek Woods is located on the western bank of the river Moy in Ballina.



The trailhead is located approximately 2km north of Ballina town on the R314 to Killala


Walk at a Glance

Trail Name:                Belleek Woods Nature Trail

Trailhead:                   Car Park

Length:                        4 kms

Estimated Time:         1.5 hours

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Terrain:                      Forest Paths

Minimum Gear:          Walking Shoes & Raingear

Trail Waymarking:     White

Map Reference:         OS Discovery Series Sheet 24           


Trail Description

This trail comprises of a wooded area of the former Belleek estate and is a mixed woodland with conifer trees such as Norway spruce, Scots pine silver fir together with beech, oak and ash. There are many historical features, from bygone days, to be seen along the trail, including a hermitage, ice house and a wall built during the famine in Ireland (1845) as a relief scheme. Each man involved on the building of the wall received a bowl of Indian meal for his days work.  There is a diverse habitat on this site with woodland animals such as badgers ,foxes and rabbits present with heron, kingfisher, cormorant and otter to be seen along the riverbank.

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Belleek Woods