Not all land owners welcome recreation users onto their land. This can be for a variety of reasons, privacy, safety, conservation, protection of life stock or crops etc. However Coillte welcomes responsible users who practice ‘Leave No Trace‘ and allows permissive access for walkers to its estate of over 1,000,000 acres.

Forests are a great place to walk with your dog. Many of Coillte’s forest lands are in some of Ireland’s most beautiful locations. To help you with knowing where access is allowed to walkers, Coillte are posting “Walkers Welcome” signs at the entrances to their forests, so you are free to go in when you see this sign.

Over the coming months, we’re going to be featuring some of Coiltte’s forest walks here on PetFriendlyIreland.