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“A family favourite”
Review of Hazelwood

Sligo, Ireland
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126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A family favourite”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

As we live in Sligo we visit Hazelwood regularly, it's a lovely spot. The kids love feeding the ducks and swans (although the swans tend to be a bit "in your face"). The walk around Hazelwood is lovely. Whatever time of the year we visit the landscape always looks different.

Visited October 2012
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Ireland
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Hazel wood is a lovely forest just outside Sligo town, It has trails and lakes and would be great for picnics and jogging or just walking the dog.

Visited October 2012
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Pau, France
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“As said by Yeats”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

"I WENT out to the hazel wood / Because a fire was in my head," - so said Yeats in 1899 in "Song of the Wandering Aengus" and it remains an excellent place to take a calming walk and clear your head. There are not so many of the old sculpture left now but those you can find are interesting and worth the look. The giant mushroom sculptures at the far reaches of the path are a favourite of mine.
Often Half-moon bay beside the car park is filled with ducks and swans so bringing a camera can be worthwhile.

Visited December 2011
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Sligo, Ireland
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great Walking spot”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great spot just outside the town. The big shame about this location is the fact that there is a fantastic Palladian Mansion going to rack and ruin in the vacinity!!

The wood itself is wonderful and peaceful. It is a well used amenity in Sligo and well tended to so clean. The swans and ducks there offer more than your average welcomming committee. The views over the lake are stunning!! the walks are well posted BUT the underfoot terrain is rough enough in places and it is certainly not suitable for buggies or persons with limited mobility in places. THE GOOD NEWS is that there ARE paths throughout the wood that are fully accessible. Especially stunning on a crisp Autumn day.

Visited October 2012
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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Calm walking”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

A great venue for a short walk next to Lough Gill. There are some marked trails that wend through the woods. The marking could be better, but if you just keep walking they all loop back to the car park anyway. Good views across to Slish Wood and the islands.

Visited August 2012
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