8.39 ha (20.73 acres)

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Created in 2000 and nestled within the slopes of Slievenanee mountain, this wood offers visitors a peaceful setting to stroll amongst native trees including oak, ash, Scots pine and alder. The Drum name is derived from the winding gear left over from the iron ore mines once located in the hills above. The meadows and wood provide hunting territory for the many raptors notably sparrow hawk, kestrel and buzzard. Ponds and boggy areas provide valuable habitat for frogs and attract dragonflies and damselflies.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Grassland
  • Moorland
Dedication bench at Watkins Wood

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The Drum Management Plan

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