Wicklow | National Parks & Wildlife Service
Deputy's Pass Nature Reserve
Although coppice in origin this woodland is a good example of its type.
Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve
This is an area of sessile oak. It is a very good example of the drier type of oak woodland characteristic of acid soils in Wicklow.
Glendalough Nature Reserve
A series of oak woods extending from the upper lake to the lower slopes of Derrybawn Mountain.
Glenealo Valley Nature Reserve
A broad open valley surrounded by mountains and generally consists of a large plateau of mixed heathland and peatland.
Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve
Some of the valley slopes are dominated by sessile oak, while other areas are characterised by mixed woodland. Notable features of the slopes are the frequent and extensive springs and seepage areas within the woodland. These petrifying springs are listed as a priority habitat in the EU Habitats Directive. The site has one of the most diverse woodland invertebrate faunas in Ireland, incorporating wet woodland organisms threatened internationally within the EU. There is an educational centre within the site.
Vale of Clara Nature Reserve
A large area of fragmented oak-wood. It contains the largest area of semi-natural woodland in Co. Wicklow and is potentially one of the largest stands of native hardwoods in the country. The area has been at least partially under woodland since the Ice Age. The oak-woods are also of high scenic value.