Oldhead Wood Nature Reserve, Mayo

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Mayo
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance4.83 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude9 m
  • Peak124 m
  • Climb134 m
  • Descent127 m

Oldhead Wood Nature Reserve is an example of semi-natural woodland, oak being the dominant species, with birch, rowan, willow and some introduced beech and sycamore. Due to its scenic location on the southern shores of Clew Bay it enjoys a very humid climate and this has resulted in a rich bryophyte flora and a great sport for Bird Watching. At the moment the Western Region of NPWS are drawing up a 10 year management plan for the Reserve which will hopefully enrich the old oak woodland status of the reserve.

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