We’re regulars at Wells House, but it’s been a while since we’ve been down there. Usually we busy ourselves on the Lady Frances Walk which we call the Gruffalo Walk (for obvious reasons) and we spend our time spotting fairy doors and race to the wishing well. The last time we were there I noticed that there was a new walk as we returned to the Visitor Centre for ice-cream so today we decided to check it out.
The walk is Mogue’s Walk, it starts just near the fountain beside the Visitor Centre and goes around the edge of a field before going into a wooded area. The paths are wider and more buggy friendly than the Lady Frances walk.
The walk doesn’t have fairy doors as objects of interest, instead there are wooden sculptures and these really informative nature trail boards. The three kids got a lot out of these, and we even got to see a robin which made them true believers that they could potentially spot anything on the boards.
Then we got to investigate this bug hotel (there are two on the route) although the residents kept themselves hidden, much to my relief.
We stopped mid-walk for a smiley selfie, as you do.
Oh, and some muddy puddle jumping (thanks Peppa)
We weren’t expecting to meet this crew (although some thought they were pigs and others trolls, what do you think?)
We also found a tree stump turned into a sculpture (and a sister looking menacing waiting for her turn)
There are lots of streams to check out all around, probably helped by the recent very, very wet weather.
It’s a lovely walk and a great addition to Wells House. The walk loops back to the archery and playground, where you can have a climb, swing and slide before heading over to pet the animals in the animal rescue shelter.
I wasn’t asked to write this post and we paid in as normal.
Wells House is on the R741 Gorey to Wexford coast road 18km from Gorey and is open year round. Entry to the grounds is €8 per car.
There are events planned year round- check out WellsHouse.ie, every year I vow to go to one of the outdoor theatre events, this year is no different.