Walking in Knockbarron Wood this Winter

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Getting out for a walk in the winter is a great way to stay healthy. Although it is chilly out, wrapping up warm and enjoying the wintery beauty of the countryside is a fun activity. One of the best places to stay if you want to get away and enjoy walking in the countryside for a few days is Tullamore – with many places to walk only a short distance from the town, as well as the great facilities that the town itself has, such as places to stay and shops such as this Vodafone store in Tullamore.

One of the most enjoyable walks that you will find in this area is the Knockbarron wood walk. Although in the Spring it is popular for the carpet of bluebells that can be found here, in fact it is popular all year around and as it is an ancient woodland is a place that is home to many rare plants and animals. Here are just a few of the things that you may be lucky enough to spot on your walk in Knockbarron woods this winter…

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Many of the trees of the woodlands will have lost their leaves at this time of the year, but there are many evergreen trees to be found in the woods – look out for the Scots Pine trees, as well as Norway Spruce and Grand Pine on your winters walk.

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Fungi are a popular and essential part of the woodland eco system and there will be many that you may see on your walk here – from the pretty but deadly fly agaric to the unfortunately named King Alfred’s Cakes and the Penny Bun.

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