Walking in Tipperary
An abundance of Wildlife and natural scenery will keep you on your toes. With sighting of foxes, otters, pine martens and fallow deer all regular occurrences on many of Tipperary's walks and trails , you'll feel like you've eased back to nature.
Walk the Tipperary 10
GOLDEN TO THE ROCK OF CASHEL
Follow the Tipperary Heritage Way, past ancient ruins and enjoy the wildlife along the banks of the River Suir.Different species of swans can be seen in the water. Prepare to see the Rock of Cashel, The 4th century castle .
Distance of Walk 10km Walk Type - Linear Walk
Start at bridge in Golden Finish at Rock of Cashel Time; 2 hours approx
CAPTURE THE CASTLE
Explore the Butler Trail starting at Cahir Castle and them ramble along the banks of the River Suir, to the Swiss Cottage, a romantic, beathtaking folly, built for Lord Cahir as a Hunting & Fishing Lodge 1812
Distance of Walk 2km Walk Type - Linear Walk
Start at Cahir Car Park Finish at Swiss Cottage Time; 30 - 45 mins
LOOP THE LOOP IN BALLINACOURTY
From Christ the King in the Glen of Aherlow, follow the waymakred path on the Ballincourty. loop walk and take in the views of the Galtee Mountains. Experience the freedom of the grest outdoors and green gym for adventure and fun for all the family.
Distance of Walk 11km Walk Type - Loop Walk
Start Trail Head of Loob Walk Time 2 1/2 - 3 Hours
IF YOU GO DOWN THE WOOD TODAY
Glengarra Wood, on the southern slopes of the Galtees has two looped walks to choose from - the Red Loop or the Millenium (Green)Loop Tail. You will be amazed of the fantastic variety of trees.
The Red loop is very popular with Children- it crosses the Burcourt River and the tress are tagged and named. - Bring a Picnic and make a day out
Distance of Walk 2km Red Loop 7km Millenium(Green)Loop Walk type - Loop Walk
Start/Finish Entrance to carpark off R639 between Cahir & Mitchelstown. Time: Red 30 mins. Green 2hrs
DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN
Follow Forest paths with fantastic view in the Knockmealdown Mountains on the historical liam lynch loop. This moderate walk take you off the beaten track and reward you with Tipperary's finest green countryside and rolling landscapes
Distance of Walk 14km Walk Type Loop Walk
Start/Finish Goatenbridge- Pick up trail at the car park Time: 3 1/2 - 4 hours
A HIDDEN GEM
Take time out to walk the Dun Ui Faolain Loop- a hidden gem on the outskirts of Clonmel, beyond Marlfield Village. There are three extremely pleasant 5 km rambles through old woods and along the bank of the River Suir , a wildlife sancturary rich in biodiversity.
Distance of Walk 5km Walk Typ Loop Walk
Start/Finish Glenbawn Woods Time 1 1/2 - 2 hours
BUTLERS & CASTLES
Following the famous East Munster Way, walk from Ormond Castle (the famous Buter Home) in Carrick on Suir to Kilsheehan. Relax along the River Suire
Distance of Walk 10km Walk Type : Linnear Walkd
Start:Pick up the East Munster Way at Ormond Castle Carrick on Suir Finish: Kilsheehan
Time 2 1/2 - 3 hours
WALK THE WALLS
Walk around Fethard's medieval walls built in 1292, and explore its Norman history and Irish culture. Dont miss Holy Trinity Church(c1200) and the Augustinian Abbey (c1300) both still in use
Distance of Walk 3km Walk Type :Historic Town Walk
Time 30 mins.
BOGS & BUTTERFLIES
Visit the best bog in Tipperary - the Lough Doire Bhile Loop is rich in boidiversity and a haven for butterflies. Bring a picnic and spend a day exploring the flora & fauna.
Distance of Walk 3km Walk Type: Loop Walk
Start.Finish In the Car Park by the information Board -Gortnahoe
Time: 45 mins
The historical Grange Crag Loop with its Victorian Ice House and Wellington Monument looks down on Kilcooley Abbey and has views accros the whole of Tipperary. The path is definately off the beaten track and well worth the effort. Just think of the achievement.
Distance of Walk 6km Walk Type: loop Walk
Start/Finish Hogan Pub, Grange
Time : 1/2 - 2 Hours
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