Killinthomas Wood – Is This The Nicest Nature Trail In Ireland?

Killinthomas Wood in County Kildare is like something straight from a fairytale and we here at Into Kildare believe this is one of the most stunning woodlands in all of Ireland!

Just a short distance outside of  Rathangan Village lies one of Ireland’s best kept secret for nature! Killinthomas Wood in County Kildare is like something straight from a fairytale and we here at Into Kildare believe this is one of the most stunning woodlands in all of Ireland!

Here are ten photos that we think prove us right!

 

The 200 acre amenity area is a mixed hardwood conifer forest with very diverse flora and fauna.

 

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There are about 10 km of signposted walks in the wood for all those hiking lovers, and these give access to a wide variety of ecosystems.

 

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In spring/early summer these woods are carpeted with bluebells. It is one of the few yet to be discovered areas of outstanding natural beauty in County Kildare!

 

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While some parts of the forest are covered in bluebells, other are blanketed in white garlic. You can almost smell the scents from this picture:

 

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And even in the winter, when the bluebells and garlic are gone, the wood still has a magical touch to it.

 

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Tidy Towns national award for wildlife conservation in 2001.

 

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It has good car parks entrance is free and it is readily accessible for all, including the kids!

 

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The wood is dog-friendly, but please make sure to clean up after your pooch.

 

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You’ll often encounter more than one furry friend along your walk!

 

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Whatever you do on your walk, enjoy your surrounding and remember, the wildlife is to be admired, not picked! Leave only footprints, and take only memories.

 

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