Tara Hill Walking Trail stands out as a gem in Co. Wexford. Located near Ballymoney in north Wexford, it weaves its way through lush landscapes. Best of all, on a clear day, there are panoramic views up the coast towards the Wicklow mountains. We were able to see the wind turbines on the Arklow Bank. And, looking south, you can see as far as Cahore Point.
There are two trails on this hidden gem, one at 5km, the second at 5.4km. Nicely uncrowded, the walks offer a moderate hike suitable for all ages and fitness levels. As you ascend, the landscape gradually unfolds, revealing the expansive coastal views of the Irish Sea. On a clear day, the interplay between the azure sea, the sandy beach at Castletown, and the vibrant green fields is stunning. Very instagrammable!
Flora and Fauna
The trail is home to a rich variety of plant and animal species. Bluebells and primroses abound in the spring, foxgloves tower towards the sky in early summer. In autumn, the leaves put on their golden hues. With seating dotted here and there, and walks through the woodland, you can stop a while for some forest bathing.
If you’re living or visiting North Wexford, this is one walk that will give you a bird’s eye view of the coastline. Part of the Wexford Walking Trail family of walks in the county, it’s one you won’t regret. If you pop Tara Hill Walking Trail into Google Maps, it will give you car parking options for the Red and Blue walks.