Course Wood

Co. Laois 6th May 2023
led by
Mark McCorry, Fiona MacGowan

This trip will explore Course Wood, located close to Durrow and situated along the River Nore.  Course Wood has some alluvial woodland and is one of the best river walks in Laois. Most typical woodland species found in Laois can be found in Course Wood including several Equisetum spp. (Horsetails) and Mercurialis perennis (Dog's Mercury). We will walk along the River Nore and move from Course Wood to Knocknatrina Wood, further south.  This wood has some Leucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake).

Meet at Dunmore Wood car-park at 10:30 am (Grid Ref S413241). Dunmore Wood is signposted on the N77, about 1.2 km north of Durrow. The terrain is reasonable with amenity tracks. Dress for the weather. Bring a packed lunch.