Kelly and her family drove and said “there is ample parking for about 50 cars.”
The car park is open at 7am to 9pm April to September and 8am to 5pm October to March.
Cruagh Wood can also be accessed from the Hellfire Club or Massy’s Estate.
Kelly told us “this is the place to go to reconnect with nature. It is a stunning, peaceful woodland trail. The loop is 5km and with 3 kids and a couple of stops to rest and admire the views it took up approx 90 minutes to complete the loop. Slight gradient on way up but very manageable for little legs. Definitely a good buggy would get around with no issue (a stroller would be a bit bumpy). All down hill for final 2km”.
“There’s plenty to see in the woodland and areas to explore and hide. Lots of natural water falling too which adds to the beauty of the area. There is some regeneration starting and a large area of woodland is in process of being cleared and native trees being planted. There is information posted on boards explaining and it will be great to see the new trees grow. You can walk through this area if you want a shorter walk”.
“All in all its a lovely hours stroll reconnecting with nature. No toilets, no coffee shop, no playground so its so nice to see the children just naturally exploring. They all gave it a big thumbs up and slept in the next morning after all the fresh air. As a mum I highly recommend it!”