Best nature trips trails in County Laois, Ireland

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in County Laois with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in County Laois, Ireland
Top trails (8)
#1 - Rosenallis Glenbarrow Red Trail
Meelick, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
This fantastic circular walk travels through the lush green forest and along the banks of the Barrow. You'll pass by the Clamp Hole Waterfall in the first mile. The paths are well-maintained, making this a great trip for the whole family.Show more
#2 - Durrow Leafy Circular
Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 32 m
Enjoy a full loop around the Durrow valley. The Leafy Loop around Durrow is a good 5.5 to 6.5 hour walk. it climbs to The Ballagh and will require good health and good boots. It's a glorious walk through forests, by rivers, up hills to oversee the valley, and down into the charming village of Durrow itself. The Leafy Loop is a longer version of the Dunmore Loop walk which follow the same route until a divergence just before Clonageera House on the other side of the village. You get to see many of the fine sights along the way then climb to see the magnificent valley. It's an extra 4+ miles, but if you're fit, it is well worth it. This walk is well signposted with a variety of posts along the way. Purple arrows indicate the signs for the Leafy Loop and have been placed with thought and care by people who are keen to keep you on the right path at all times.Show more
#3 - Kilamuck Bog Loop Walk
Abbeyleix, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Start out at the Manor Hotel and follow the signs for Kilamuck Bog Walk and Collins Bog Walk. The signs first bring you away from the bog towards town before heading out the Ballacolla Road. Then you will pass the Old South School and Chruch of Ireland Church and enter the woods for the first part of the Lords Walk.Show more
#4 - Slieve Bloom Way
Clonaslee, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 51.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
This famous Irish hike begins and ends at a trailhead in Glenbarrow. It is typically completed in four days. Beginning on the Ridge of Capard before heading down to the Monicknew Bridge, the hike then passes through tree laden hills in Gorteenameale before traversing an ancient route over the Glendine Gap below the impressive Arderin mountain. The trail then parallels the River Camcor before crossing the Silent River Valley, and then heading up Spink hill and down again into the Glenkeen Valley. Lastly, hikers will cross Glendineoregan and Knocknastumba to meet up with the River Barrow, which you will follow back to the trailhead.Show more
#5 - Old Mill Track
Clonaslee, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This great circular walk is perfect for a weekend afternoon. The path can get tricky in places, especially near the waterfall, but the route is of moderate difficulty and can be completed by mostly everyone. The ruins of the mill and houses also add to this loop.Show more
#6 - Lost Wood Trail and Fox Covert Track
Oak Park Forest Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#7 - Heywood Gardens
Ballinakill, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#8 - Lords Walk Loop Abbeyleix
Abbeyleix, County Laois, Ireland
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
The Lords Walk is an old walking route taken by the De Vesci Family to access the local church and railway station.Show more