Wild Atlantic Wexford

From £287 pp

Ireland , County Wexford

4 Days

3-12

What you'll do

Spend four days escaping the everyday, and immerse yourself in the wild nature of Ireland's Wexford coast, as local guides take you to hidden caves, abandoned islands, and along empty, winding trails.

Explore the Hook Peninsula, an emerald green spit of land jutting sharply into the refreshing blue waters of the Irish Sea, and get away from the stresses of ordinary life as you get back in touch with nature by land and by sea.

Whether that’s navigating the swell and salt spray around the headland by kayak, discovering hidden caves, secret coves and dramatic cliffs, or whether it’s sweeping along empty country lanes by bike, soaking in the solitude and quietness, there are plenty of hidden gems to be found all surrounded by ruggedly beautiful landscapes.

Venture out to the Saltee Islands by boat, then spend your evenings finding cosy pubs serving up hearty Irish meals and great beer. Tire yourself out leaping from ancient limestone cliffs and scrambling up narrow crags in the splashing waves, then relax on a pristine beach drinking hot chocolate and warming up in amazing, deserted surroundings.

You’ll stay in boutique lodge accommodation, in a comfortable room with an en suite and enjoy a full Irish breakfast every morning to make sure you’re fueled up for the day ahead.

Best of all, your local guides, absolute experts in the best places to visit and the best things to do on the Hook Peninsula, will be able to show you the secret spots you wouldn’t have found yourself; that magnificent sea cave or that crumbling abbey.

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous and independent, they can give you that nudge in the right direction, or the helpful steering oar that’ll set you sailing straight for the next unique discovery.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the beautiful, rugged coastline from a kayak for a unique perspective

Visit the pristine Saltee Islands or plunge into a coasteering adventure

Discover cosy pubs, wonderful restaurants and the one of the world's oldest lighthouses

Graham

Your Local Host:

Graham

Wexford-born Graham is the heart and the drive behind his active tours of Ireland.

After a stint in Multimedia and Purchasing Management, Graham gave in to his passion, and packed his bag to travel around the world. Working in adventure tourism along his way was something that just fitted perfectly as soon as he tried it. He returned to h.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Sea Cave Kayaking Adventure

On your first day in southern Ireland, take some time to relax and soak in the calm, peaceful atmosphere in your boutique lodge accommodation or in the stunning beaches on its doorstep. This is a weekend where you’ll get back in touch with nature and return feeling refreshed and recharged.

In the afternoon, you’ll be heading out from a secret cove into the swell and salt spray of the Irish Sea, to discover hidden sea caves and dramatic cliffs, before landing at a deserted, gold-sand beach for a hot drink and a snack.

Then, we’ll head to your accommodation where you have the chance to warm up and relax, before going out for a delicious three-course meal that shows off all the best locally sourced ingredients.

Accommodation

Baginbun Lodge

12 newly refurbished rooms in the village of Fethard

  • Cable Channels
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Patio
  • Linen
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Centrally located

Adventure to Saltee or Costal Canyoning

On your second day on the Hook Peninsula, start by fueling up on a hearty full Irish breakfast, then choose between coastal canyoning, or a day heading to Saltee Island by boat and hiking the trails there.

The Saltee Islands are a paradise for sea birds, being virtually uninhabited by people. This provides you with great sighting opportunities for puffins, gannets and gulls, as well as a breeding population of grey seals.

At the right time of year, you may even spy one of their pups.

The alternative option is the thrill of a coastal canyoning, or coasteering experience. You’ll get hands-on with nature, climbing steep walls, throwing yourself into the fresh embrace of the sea, on a truly unique perspective of this fantastic stretch of coastline.

In the evening, enjoy evening drinks by the fire, as you sit under a sky carpeted with stars, far from any light pollution.

Accommodation

Baginbun Lodge

Cycle the Peninsula

On your third day in County Wexford, you have the chance to really scour Hook Peninsula in search of hidden treasures and unexpected gems that lie along the winding country lanes that cut their way through the green rolling hills.

Your local guides will give you hints and tips so that you get the best out of your independent exploration, but then you’ll be forging your own path, sweeping through beautiful scenery and stumbling across cosy pubs and tumbledown Abbeys.

Then, your final evening is yours to enjoy.

Accommodation

Baginbun Lodge

Venture Further

Enjoy your final breakfast with us, and then follow the Ring of Hook route on a self-guided driving tour that shows of the best of this stunning little peninsula’s highlights.

Once satisfied that you’ve covered the whole lot, although there are always secrets left to be discovered, you can choose to take one of our optional extras:

  • The Hook Lighthouse & Hook Head
  • Loftus Hall Haunted House Experience
  • Tintern Abbey Walking Trails
  • Duncannon Fort Tour
  • Dunbody Famine Ship Experience
  • JFK Park and Arboretum

Before we say farewell at the end of your Hook Head experience with us.

County Wexford

Location Info

Each activity will run out of The Irish Experience tour offices in Fethard, County Wexford.

Your accommodation is the Baginbun Lodge, also in the quaint village of Fethard.

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  • Boutique lodge B&B accommodation
  • Sea cave kayaking experience
  • Coastal canyoning or Saltee Islands boat & hike
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 3 course evening meal

Wild Atlantic Wexford