Welcome to Blackstairs Eco Trails!

Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in  Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Want to discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland? Want to know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow? We’ll lead you on an unhurried, relaxing eco walk – low hills to no hills!

We run Eco Trails, Guided Hikes, Workshops, Foraging, The Foraging Hen Events – Elegant Hen Parties for Elegant Brides, Teachers Courses, School Visits Childrens Trails and Fun in the Wild!

Why Eco Tourism? Eco Tourism is responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. This is our vision and we work to support this in our business in the Blackstairs Mountains and the Barrow Valley. Our commitment is to the local area and working closely with our community.

Our environment is fragile and our aim is to encourage a respect and sense of wonder that working in and with our local environment brings.

Please see our Eco Tourism Policy and our Environmental Policy on our About Page

Heritage_logo_small_100Mary White is one of the Heritage Council’s Heritage Experts. Schools can book a visit by logging onto www.heritageinschools.ie

LNT_logo_ireland_100Blackstairs Eco Trails is delighted to be a formal partner of Leave No Trace Ireland. We are dedicated to the seven principles of Leave No Trace, more details can be found on their website www.leavenotraceireland.org


We are busily getting ready for the first ever Wild Food Summer School August 8th,9th & 10th . Do visit Wild Food Summer School page on our  website and check out the details and  timetable for this event.  Booking on line. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the Blackstairs in South Co. Carlow for three days of foraging, talks, debates music and fun.

We have some great workshops and walks for 2014