The wood lies in a long narrow glen. The Leamlara River flows through this Glen and joins the Owenacurra River at the eastern edge of the wood. As a result the terrain is quite steep in places as the elevation rises from 30 to 150 meters.
Due to the physical nature of the landscape smart route choice with particular attention to the contour detail can help eliminate additional climb. The level path along the river bank provides lovely views of the forest while a magnificent ring fort exists at the pinnacle of the forest.
Map Scale: 1:10,000
Parking: There is a small car park
The woodland was originally part of the Smith Barry Estate which was one of the many great estates throughout East Cork.
Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Japanese larch Western hemlock and also broadleaves e.g. oak, beech ash, birch Spanish chestnut and sycamore are the main tree species.