As there was barely anywhere to park I looked up the Sligo Walks web page. There, they recommend the walk starting at the other side of the woods, so I went there. No signs to announce the wood, and only room for 3 cars to park. As nobody was here, perhaps this was ample parking space.
Last time I was here, a long time ago, this place was full of walkers.
Now all that is gone and the woodlands are now much more native with quite a lot of sycamore, ash, rowan, hazel and alder. Last time I was here there were big beeches, but I did not see them here any more. There are beeches here, but they seem to be much smaller than I remember them. .
Also great to see a good splash of Bluebells flowers here ...
From here, following the track along is a short distance to where I parked.
The circular trail is only just over 1k. Easy for anyone to walk.
Nobody here, but nearby Doorly Park that does have a small Native Woodland Trail, and is just 10 mins from the town, was totally packed with people. I was going to look there too, but could not find anywhere to park. One day I will see if Doorly Park is a good place for Bards In The Woods off season.
Carns Wood here I thought was a great place of interest for individuals to take time to visit. Indeed its peaceful here ... but I do not think I will list if for Bards In The Woods though ???