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For summer weekends and public holidays all visitors should book in advance to avoid disappointment. Advance booking not required for Annual Pass holders.

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

Walkway

Your journey through the forest on the Treetop Walk begins as the boardwalk makes its way out over the Avonmore River valley and as the land falls away you will soon see spectacular views from Lovers’ Lookout across the valley.

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

The forest habitat surrounds you and the natural gradient of the land means that although the walkway does not climb or descend more than a few degrees you will see all the different levels of trees around you from ground level right up to the forest canopy. At one point the walkway is over 23 metres above the forest floor.

Along the walkway you pass through Avondale Forest’s Arboretum, a collection of the finest trees in Ireland. You can learn interesting details about the famous trees that you are passing by and you can find the ones that were planted by Samuel Hayes over 300 years ago or during the Great Tree Experiment when Avondale was a Forestry Experimentation Station in the early 1900s.

  • Upto 23m

    Above forest floor

  • Wildlife

    Viewing

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

Play areas for the young and young at heart can be found to encourage you to take a different view of the forest around you. Two platforms along the walkway house a variety of interactive games that explore the bird and animal life of the surrounding forest. Stories of the famous Parnell family and of Avondale Estate can also be uncovered.

At the end of the walkway you will come back towards ground level and reach the Viewing Tower via a short underground tunnel where you will learn about the abundant life below the forest floor before emerging to see the spectacular Viewing Tower, and the next part of your adventure begins.

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