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Union Wood / Ballygawley Lough

Ballygawley, Sligo, Ireland
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Great Walks

Union wood has some great trails,the only setback is signage is not great and you would need to... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Another great section of the Sligo Way

From the main carpark on the east side of the forest I set off for my destination of Collooney. The... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Sligo, Ireland
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18 Jun 2016
“Great Walks”
14 Jun 2016
“Another great section of the Sligo Way”
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Union wood has some great trails,the only setback is signage is not great and you would need to have good sense of direction to avoid getting lost.The trek u to Union rock is well worth the effort (35 nins or so) but the views from...More

Thank birdieDublin
Reviewed 14 June 2016

From the main carpark on the east side of the forest I set off for my destination of Collooney. The walk is well sign posted and the little diversion up the wooden steps to Union Rock is well worth it, with fantastic views. I got...More

1  Thank seanandchrisgaughan
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Fantastic opportunity to explore another part of sligo. Slightly off the beaten track as it's not the easiest to find, but you can gain access from collooney near the gulf petrol station. This forest is also used by a mountain bike club so watch out...More

Thank marksligo
Reviewed 7 September 2014

With all the walks available in Ireland (Strandhill, Rosses Point and others) the Union Wood was a litttle dissapointing. was a nice walk , stroll in woods, but nothing special. the trails are not well signed and you can end up walking around the woods...More

Thank StellaHobo
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

I always come here when walking the dog and I absouletely love the scenery of the mountains along with the bit of the lake. The problems I have with the walking trail that its not smooth and too rocky. Also you hardly see the lake...More

3  Thank Ggbabe
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Having lived in this area many years ago I was so pleased to take a walk in Union Wood and relive childhood memories. A peaceful place still. Well worth a walk to relax and Relate

3  Thank WJCollins
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Well worth a visit! Great for running energy out of lively kids or for giving the dogs a good run! Lots of tracks to follow. Can take in a side hike up to Union Rock which gives great views over Sligo Bay, Knocknarea, Collooney and...More

Thank aliandboys
Reviewed 10 March 2012

I stood by the edge of the Lough and recited the poem that I was taught in school many years ago. I felt at peace there.

1  Thank hannahm398
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Old oak woodland as well as commercial forestry, within easy reach of Sligo. Plenty of trails for long or short walks, or for mountain biking. Badly signposted, but it doesn't matter; you can't really get too lost!

1  Thank Rockyroad2dublin
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