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- Directions: The entrance to the nature reserve is 1km north west of Glengarriff village.Take the Kenmare road out of the village and entrance is on left.
Glengarriff Woods Nature ReserveGlengarriff Cork - Ireland South
Glengarriff Woods are situated in a deep rough glacial valley which opens out into the north side of Bantry Bay. The woods were greatly enhanced by Richard, the 1st Earl of Bantry, when he had the existing Sessile Oak wood planted around 1807-1810. The Canrooska River flows through the woods. The woods are composed mainly of sessile oak, holly, birch and rowan, with some Alder and Willows on the wetter areas. Arbutus occur usually as individuals on the borders on rock outcrops. Yew is occasional. Some fine specimens of old Scots Pine occur also as well as some Beech. Glengarriff Woods have a range of woodland trails through the reserve. Leaflets are available from a box in the carpark.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)27 63 636
Address: The Main Gate Lodge, Glengarriff, Co Cork, Republic Of Ireland