Ballyarr Wood Nature Reserve. Image © Activeme.ie
Ballyarr Wood is a national Nature Reserve owned and managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service. It has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive because it is one of the best and largest examples of semi-natural deciduous woodland in the north-west of the country, and it forms an important link in Ireland’s network of woodland reserves. Old sessile oak woods with holly and hazel is a habitat listed in Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive.
Access is provided at Ballyarr by a circular path which takes you through the oldest part of the woodland and shows the variety of habitats.
Length: 2km | Time: 1 hour - easy
Nearest town: Ramelton