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Situated about 5km from Sligo Town centre, the Hazelwood Forest walks offer beautiful views across Lough Gill and the many islands nearby.
You start at the carpark by Half Moon Bay and if you can drag yourself away from the stunning view you can proceed...More
The Hazelwood (and Half Moon Bay) is just outside Sligo town. It's a lovely wooded area on the edge of Lough Gill, maintained by Coillte, with surfaced pathways through it. Trainers or light walking shoes should suffice- some of the paths can be uneven. A...More
lovely walkway and next to a lake. The walk has very informative info posts ie. 21? along the pathway informing you of the various trees and foliage planted nearby and history belonging to them. You may also be fortunate to see the red squirrels as...More
A lovely walk part of which takes you along the shore of Lough Gill. Take plenty of bread to feed the ducks and swans. Shame the trail of wooden sculptures were not looked after and have now rotted away.
I wrote elsewhere how I love Dooney Rock forest, but this is a very close second favourite. Also by Lough Gill, full of beautiful native trees, especially the beautiful mature Yews. Walking is easy, very pleasant everywhere. Quite a lot of path walking for enthusiasts....More
Hazelwood is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year with it's peaceful forest walks and beautiful views of Lough Gill and the Garavogue River. Can also see Hazelwood House from the forest walk.
We stayed here on 26 August, booked online for one night. The room was nice and spacious, we were on our motorbike and there was plenty of space for our gear. We ate in the bar, very nice food, friendly staff, quick service even though...More