Glengarriff Nature Reserve

Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for a walk. The reserve is managed by the The National Parks and Wildlife Service, who do a great job of maintaining the walks and managing the woodland.

The Nature Reserve covers some 300ha and form one of the best examples of oceanic sessile oak woodland in Ireland, being rated second only in importance to the Killarney oakwoods. The Nature Reserve is part of the much larger Glengarriff Harbour & Woodlands Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

At one time the woods were part of Lord Bantry’s estate, but they were handed over to the State in 1955 for forestry purposes. However in 1991, the woods were designated as a Nature Reserve and the woodland is now owned and managed by NPWS primarily for conservation and amenity purposes.

Tel: 027 63636

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