The Warren Way

  • Length: 1.4km
  • Ascent: 40m
  • Time: 45 min
  • Longitude: 54.1786624882
  • Latitude: -9.1205406189
  • Trailhead: Carpark
  • Waymarking: None
  • OSI Map Series: Series 24
  • Suggested Gear: Sturdy walking - trekking shoes, fluids, snacks and mobile phone

Directions - How to get to the Trailhead.

From Sligo, Take the N59 (signposted Ballina) for approx 32km. In Dromore West village, turn right onto the R297. Continue for 15km past Enniscrone. Turn right onto the coast road. Continue for 2.2km, the trail is on the right.

The Warren Way in Castleconnor is primarily a woodland walk with sections which cross farm land, fresh water marsh and estuarine mudflats. The interaction between these various habitats gives rise to a wealth of flora and fauna in particular various species of birds. This piece of woodland is dominated by ash, sycamore, alder and willow. Robert Warren came to live in Enniscrone in 1851, from where he studied the local bird life until his death in 1915. He contributed to the book ‘Birds of Ireland’ which was published in 1890. The roadway was originally used to cart farm produce goods and other goods to boats which would moor at a point just a hundred metres north of where the path meets the shore. The mooring post still remains and is known locally as ‘The Black Stick’.

Note: Do not wander onto the salt marsh area or the mudflats as the tide runs very fast in the estuary, filing gullies, sand bars and islands and it is easy to become marooned on the mudflats.

Did you know?

This particular walk has incredible numbers of different species for a relatively small area.

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