Courtown Woodland Guided Tour

Courtown Woodland Guided Tour

During the lockdowns of 2020/21 many people rediscovered the outdoors once more, how often do you get the opportunity to walk a woodlands with a lifelong pagan who is also a trained Seanachaí (traditional storyteller) and professional Guide!

This walk can be what you want it to be, a fascinating ramble giving you some unique insights and tricks to use in the future. Or an opportunity to learn more about Pagan Ireland, and how you can draw some of the ancient traditions and practices into your life.
Or perhaps you simply want to know whats safe to eat should your tummy start to rumble on a Sunday walk in your local parklands!

From Ghosts to foraging, from bushskills to paganism, there’s something for everyone and I can promise there’s no other tour like it!

And you can even bring your dog and the tour finishes with a refreshing bottle of Sparkling Nettle Drink from the multiple award-winning brand WILDAbout. Made from 100% organic nettles and made just 20 minutes away!
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: County Wexford, Ireland
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Hiking & Camping




During the lockdowns of 2020/21 many people rediscovered the outdoors once more, how often do you get the opportunity to walk a woodlands with a lifelong pagan who is also a trained Seanachaí (traditional storyteller) and professional Guide!

This walk can be what you want it to be, a fascinating ramble giving you some unique insights and tricks to use in the future. Or an opportunity to learn more about Pagan Ireland, and how you can draw some of the ancient traditions and practices into your life.
Or perhaps you simply want to know whats safe to eat should your tummy start to rumble on a Sunday walk in your local parklands!

From Ghosts to foraging, from bushskills to paganism, there’s something for everyone and I can promise there’s no other tour like it!

And you can even bring your dog and the tour finishes with a refreshing bottle of Sparkling Nettle Drink from the multiple award-winning brand WILDAbout. Made from 100% organic nettles and made just 20 minutes away!

Itinerary

This is a walk like no other! During the 2.5 hour gentle and low impact walk, you’ll uncover an incredible amount of information. From light foraging to fun bushskills, folklore & ancient Celtic history, The Wood Wide Web; how trees communicate, nurture families and communities, see, taste & even count! You’ll also learn a little about Celtic Paganism, how our ancestors worshipped the Sun and the Earth and how Ireland is home to some of the oldest agricultural festivals in the world!
This is no boring lecture, from the moment you step inside the forest with me, your eyes will be opened to a new and magical world! Which tree was known as the witches tree, and what is the real reason we fill our homes with holly at Christmas? Which trees leave turn to soap when you add water and which humble weed was known to our ancestors as the “goodbye plant” for its cure-all reputation?
Courtown woods is a very special woodlands, only 0.02% of Irish woods are as old as it. Filled with links to our past from a 5th century High Cross, an Iron Age Road and a stunning Chestnut Walk haunted by the Ghost of a young girl.
Come Gallivanting with Lorraine and discover the secret life of trees!