Ravens Point Walk

Walk through the woods to Raven Point and back along the shore to Curracloe Beach.
Begin at the entrance to the wood. There are obvious shorter walks through the woods back to the beach to the east but do persist to Raven Point itself.  It is quite breath taking.

Ravens PointThe spires of Wexford Town can be seen across the estuary bordered by the soft colours of the buildings on the quay. To the north the river Slaney offers a great sanctuary and St Georges Channel opens up to the east. Dunes of all sizes undulate over the landscape and the tide leaves a changing pattern of lagoons and eddies.

The woods themselves border the North Slob, an area of over 1000 acres reclaimed from the sea. This area is a major site for migrating birds. It is the feeding ground of the Brent Wood and the White fronted Goose as well as Bewick’s and Whooper Swans. Listen to the birds as they come chattering home towards twilight on a winters evening for their supper or in summer identify one of the few lazy ones who have not gone back to Canada and are still hanging about. You will find a hide on the right hand side of the path.

Walk through the wood in spring when the vivid blue bells underlay the trees.  It is possible to walk all along the shore from Morriscastle to Raven Point itself. It is a wonderful walk through desert island territory but it does take about 4 hours particularly if you stop to enjoy the beauty and to treasure the solitude. If you decide to walk all the way one of our staff can always collect you at Curracloe.

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