The Munny Trail

The Munny Trail is a 12 km horse trail situated on the farm of The Old Forge Glamping. You can bring your own horse or pony and enjoy riding the 2 hour trail with optional fences. We also have a 5km trail ideal for lead rein riders.

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Bring your Horse on Holiday

 
For your own unique bring your horse on holiday come visit the Munny Trail and Old Forge Glamping. The riding here on the farm is second to none. All the fences on the Munny Trail are optional and the trail is set out to take in the best of the scenery and surroundings. There is even the Crablane pub located just off the Red Trail where you can hack your horses just 10 minutes up the road and enjoy Johnny Byrne’s at the Crablane’s best hospitality!

Please note when riding we are strict on everybody wearing BHS approved helmets and back protectors and everyone must have their own personal accident and public liability cover. Please also note we don’t allow people to ride alone on the trail.

The cost of bringing your horse is €50 which includes all the riding you want on our two trail rides plus your horse turned out in the paddock. Should you wish to book a stable please notify Belinda separately and this will be a further €20 per night. You will need to bring along water buckets, hay or haylage and hard feed. Should you wish to purchase hay or haylage contact Belinda on 087 648 6253.

Riding Club Days

We specialise in Riding Club days where you arrive with your club and ride the Red Trail which take apsproximately two hours. Then we can provide you with a picnic or pizza or bbq lunch. The cost of the trail and lunch is €45pp.

The Oak Forest

 
The trail starts at the Glamping site and winds its way through oak forest, grassy fields, through streams and all with the most breathtaking views. There are also cross country fences at the end of the trail for those who wish to jump.

Should you wish to book your horse in to stay also we have 5 stables in the farmyard plus several walled garden paddocks.

The Munny Trail has been featured in the Irish Independent as one of Ireland’s Top Equestrian Holiday venues.
 

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The Granary Self Catered House

The Granary is a self catered three bedroom barn comprising of two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. It is a stunning 18th century cut granite barn and has been carefully renovated with features such as the original beams, lime plastered walls and internal exposed granite walls. The perks of this house are the cosy wood fired stove, roll top free standing bath tub, comfortable bed linens, soaps and towels and stunning views. There is also an additional lofted area for kids to hang out. The views look straight out to Lugnaquilla and Stookeen Hill and there is an outdoor bbq area both to the front and the back which is available for our guests.

This house makes for beautiful accommodation for those who may wish to spend their horse holiday in a house rather than glamping. Available from May 2023.

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Walking in the Area

As The Old Forge Glamping is set on the Wicklow Way Walk. there are numerous beautiful walks from the farm. If you follow the yellow arrows you will hike on the farm for an hour with stunning views over Lugnaquilla and Mount Leinster. If you follow the red arrows you will hike for approximately 2.5 hours taking in a Motte and Bailey, an erratic stone deposit from the ice age, a 18th century police barracks which saw significant actions during the 1798 rebellion, the memorial stone of Christabel and Peter Bielenberg, Christmas trees, the oak wood and much wildlife.
If you are interested in foraging you will love coming across crab apple trees, wild mushrooms, watercress, Angelica, blackberries, wild garlic, elderflower, dandelions, sloes, elderberries, rosehips, sweet chestnuts and much more. In addition to this you can stop off in the Crablane Pub which is just a 10 minute walk from the red trail.

Other hikes from the farm include Moylisha Hill which is the home of Leaba Na Sidhe or ‘The bed of the fairies’, a megalithic wedge tombs and one of only three on the east coast of Ireland.