Slieve Bloom Way

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Slieve Bloom Way is a 83.5 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clonaslee, Laois County, Ireland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
83.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
2,756 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

2 months ago

Stunning views from the top of the Ridge of Capard, the boardwalk makes the walk so much easier on our decent we took the trial down to Glenbarrow waterfall. Approximately a 10km loop in total. We met no one along the route so it’s really peaceful and quiet