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Way-marked loop walks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains

These are a sereis of walks which start and end at the same point. There are 4 different trail heads, and a single page PDF Brochure describing each walk, along with a map, can be downloaded and printed to bring with you on the walk.

Ranging from 5km to 16km, these walks focus on areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical significance. The loops use a variety of colours to denote the level of difficulty as follows:

  • Green - easy, short (1-2hrs), suitable for all levels of fitness;
  • Blue - moderate difficulty, 2-3hrs duration, suitable for medium levels of fitness;
  • Red – hard, 3-5hrs duration, suited to walkers with higher than average levels of fitness.

Kinnitty Castle Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: From Kinnitty Village, take the R421 following the signposts for Mountmellick. After 200m veer right on to the R440 (signposted Mountrath).Continue along this road for 3km until you reach the entrance to Kinnitty Forest.

Glinsk Castle (147KB)

Kinnitty Castle (110KB)

Lough Boora (Birdhide Carpark) Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: From the town of Kilcormac (on the N52 between Tullamore and Birr) take the N52 following the signposts for Tullamore. As you leave the town turn left after crossing the bridge over the Siber river. Follow the riverside roadway for 300m to reach a T-junction where you turn right. After 6km the trailhead is on your left opposite a wooden bridge.

Farmlands Loop (117KB)

Mesolithic Loop (137KB)

Sculpture Loop  (114KB)

Cadamstown Village Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: In the village of Cadamstown (on the R421 betweeen Clonaslee & Kinnitty) the car park is located beside Dempsey's public house. 

Giants Grave (152KB)

Nature Trail (137KB)

Paul's Lane (129KB)

Clonaslee (Brittas Woods  Entrance) Trailhead

Directions to trailhead: From the bridge over the Clodiagh River is the village of Clonaslee (on the R422) follow the signsporst for Glenkeen. The forest entrance is on your left after 200m.

Glendineoregan Red (130KB)

Rickets Rock (120KB)



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