Vale of Clara Nature Reserve

Site Details

County
Wicklow
Location
Mostly on the eastern side of the Avonmore River.
Area
220.57 ha
Established
1983
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.942
Longitude: -6.239
Ownership
State-owned

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.