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Explore Beyond the Trees Avondale
Beyond the Trees Avondale Beyond the Trees Avondale

Treetop
Walk

Journey beyond the trees at Avondale House and Forest Park, as you enjoy a truly immersive and unique experience in our forest.

Beyond the Trees Avondale
Explore Beyond the Trees Avondale
Beyond the Trees Avondale Beyond the Trees Avondale

Begin with a leisurely stroll along the fully accessible 1.4km walkway. Weave your way up and down through the trees, and as the forest floor falls away towards the valley, you will gently rise above the canopy. Awaken all your senses, as you find yourself surrounded by Yew, Larch, Fir, Oak, Spruce, and the magnificent Giant Redwood trees, to name just a few.

Children’s play areas, and interpretive points along the way, will introduce you to a new perspective of the forest. You will learn about the trees, plants, birds, and animals that will be all around you, along with the history of Avondale, its important role as the birthplace of Irish forestry, and how Coillte is caring for this forest so that it is here for generations to come.

  • 38M

    Above forest floor

  • 360°

    Views of Wicklow

Beyond the Trees Avondale

 

Your journey culminates at our magnificent viewing tower, the first of its kind in Ireland. Take the gentle incline up through the tower to the impressive viewing platform, 38 metres above the forest floor, and enjoy a 360-degree view of Wicklow. From this spectacular vantage point where you’ll be surrounded by the aroma of eucalyptus trees, and the sound of bird song, you will see the Avonmore River, the picturesque Vale of Avoca and the mountains and lush countryside of a county that many call the garden of Ireland.

But your experience is not over yet, children, and adults with a sense of adventure, can buy an addon ticket onsite to speed their way back down to earth via the gigantic spiral slide, while others can choose a more leisurely pace by returning down the accessible boardwalk.

A visit to the Treeptop Walk at Avondale will bring you beyond the trees and will create memories for all ages that will last forever.

Useful
Information

Accessible

Fully wheelchair & buggy accessible – rest stops and seating provided.

Dogs

With exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted on the Treetop Walkway or Viewing Tower or inside any buildings. Dogs on leads are welcome through the forest park & walled gardens.

Access

Tickets available online or at the Visitor Centre. The time booked online is your arrival time for the Forest Park. A one-way system applies with entrance from the walled garden only, and exit from the Viewing Tower. There is no re-entry and access to the viewing tower is only via the treetop walk.

Slide

The slide is an optional extra activity that costs €2pp payable at the slide. Due to unprecedented demand we are currently experiencing long queues (2hrs+) during peak times. In wet or humid conditions the slide needs to close for health and safety reasons.

Weather

The experience is open in wet weather. However, note that the slide is not open in wet weather including showers. We reserve the right to close the walkway for safety reasons due to extreme weather.

Toilets

Male, female and accessible toilets are available at the base of the Viewing Tower.

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