It is a one of the most enjoyable walking areas along the shores of Lough Ree. Most of the tracks are designed for walkers but there is also a track that runs along the outside of the wood which has been designated for horse-riders.
There is a carpark and adjacent toilet block which is maintained by Westmeath County Council.
There are many other trails dotted around the area such as Glasson Bog, Killinure Walk and the Kilkenny West Walk. Some of the trails are only accessible by dingy or boat so we would recommend to take caution when heading out on the water and make sure the weather is safe.