Derrycunihy Wood Nature Reserve, Kerry

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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  • Distance8.52 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude21 m
  • Peak356 m
  • Climb339 m
  • Descent340 m

Derrycunihy Wood Nature Reserve is located just outside Killarney National Park on the scenic road to Molls Gap which passes through Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is reserve owned by Coillte Teo, consists of old native oak woodlands with some patches of bog and lakeshore. It is the best example of a damp-climate oceanic wood with luxuriant growth of mosses and ferns high up in the trees. The wood is grazed by two kinds of deer; all year round by the Japanese Sika Deer introduced in the 19th century and in winter by the native Red Deer from the open hills. This results in a slight Brown line under which many of the palatable leaves and twigs have been eaten, and in lawn-like patches on the ground. It is a great spot for bird watching and exploring nature with several great walks, including the famous Kerry Way passing through this reserve.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this reserve and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find it live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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Derrycunihy Wood Nature Reserve is located just outside Killarney National Park on the scenic road to Molls Gap which passes through Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is reserve owned by Coillte Teo, consists of old native oak woodlands with some patches of bog and lakeshore. It is the best example of a damp-climate oceanic wood with luxuriant growth of mosses and ferns high up in the trees. The wood is grazed by two kinds of deer; all year round by the Japanese Sika Deer introduced in the 19th century and in winter by the native Red Deer from the open hills. This results in a slight Brown line under which many of the palatable leaves and twigs have been eaten, and in lawn-like patches on the ground. It is a great spot for bird watching and exploring nature with several great walks, including the famous Kerry Way passing through this reserve.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to this reserve and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find it live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.

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