The Colligan walk takes the walker through woodland that grows along the valley of the River Colligan, where is a wide range of tree species.
Deciduous trees such as Spanish chestnut, oak and beech grow here. Conifers include the Sitka and Norwegian spruce, cyprus and Douglas fir. Hazel, alder, holly, broom and gorse can also be found. Because of the presence of many clearings and deciduous groupings an excellent selection of woodland flora is present, such as wood sorrel, woodrush, wood sanicle, heather, bedstraw, bluebell and bilberry. Birdlife to look out for include the chiff-chaff, thrush, coal tit and goldfinch. With luck, you might spot the elusive treecreeper and jay.
Location: From Dungarvan take the R672 road for Clonmel. After about 5 miles/8 km turn right off the road and this lane takes you to the car park.
Distance: 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Time: 1.5 hours
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