Carlow Forest

Carlow forest is a pine plantation that sits on the mountain behind Cow House Studios on the border between Wexford and Carlow. It is a managed forest and the wood is used for timber products. I went on a long (for me) hike around the surrounding area, walking down the local lanes and then taking a trip into the forest. It was an amazing experience, I didn’t see a soul all the time I was in there, my imagination nearly got the better of me at times. The forest has slate-gravel  roads that wind up the mountain which allow access for crews to reach trees which are to be felled. From these paths, the crews seem to be taking take large machines into the trees, clearing a track as they go. You can make inroads into the forest from these tracks. You can very soon find yourself in a dark forest, on your own with no points of reference.

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