5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Wexford

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Wexford

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans!

Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in County Wexford.

1.Coolmeelagh Loop

A 6.9km loop near Bunclody, this route takes around 2 hours to complete. Taking you through a beautiful forested area, there is a nice mix of woodlands and open terrain for you and your dog to explore. Mostly flat and relatively easy to complete, you will also  get to enjoy brilliant views of Mount Leinster and the surrounding counties. A must-try for those seeking to take their dog somewhere new for their weekend walkies.

2. Carrigfoyle Quarry via Carrickatinna Rock

A beautiful trail within Carrigfoyle Activity Park, enjoy lots of scenic viewing points, mountains, water features, and historical points of interest. It is well-maintained and well-marked throughout, making it ideal for those visiting here with their dogs for the first time. Choose either a short or long route. There is parking available and a mobile coffee shop at the beginning of the trail. This route is suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels.

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3. Raven Point Wood

Explore the stunning white sandy beach of Curracloe on this beautiful walk, stretching to around 6.8km in length. Taking about an hour and a half to complete, park up at the Raven Wood car park and explore the stunning woodland walkway before emerging out onto the beach. If you are out walking during the winter months, you might spot all the geese from the North Slob flying out to roost on sandbanks in Wexford Harbour. Both you and your dog will no doubt have an incredible time walking here no matter what time of the day it is.

4. Tara Hill

There are two trails on offer on Tara Hill. The Red Slí an tSuaimhnais trail and the more demanding Blue Slí na n-Óg trail. Slí an tSuaimhnais takes an average of 1 h 26 min to complete. The trail brings you along atmospheric laneways which now and again open out to reveal the wonderful views of the coast. Whereas Slí na n-Óg follows a looped path around Tara Hill. There may be some wet underfoot in spots so hiking boots are advised. The trail offers magnificent views on a clear day, so it’s well worth a visit.

5. Ballyfad Wood Loop

A popular trail for families, hikers and dog walkers alike, this walk takes you through a beautiful ancient oak wood forest. A wonderful mature forest that is full of biodiversity and well-maintained trails. Try visiting during spring time while the bluebells are in bloom for a stunning photo opportunity. It’s an easy-going route that is suitable for most abilities, so a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors and explore nature with your dog.

What is Operation TransPAWmation?

Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation began in 2017 to highlight the rise in overweight dogs in Ireland. Since then we have extended the campaign to a whole-health campaign for dogs and cats, helping 1000’s of pet owners get to grips with their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

Now in its 7th Year, Operation TransPAWmation is designed to help dog and cat owners identify and make small changes that can help improve their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

For in-person support on your #PetmaniaOT journey, you can also drop into any one of our pet shops nationwide and speak with a member of our team.

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