Ballyhourigan Woods Loop Walk

MODERATE 5 reviews

Ballyhourigan Woods Loop Walk is a 8.5 kilometer loop trail located near Doonane, North Tipperary, Ireland that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
8.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
371 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

A pleasant forest loop around the shoulders of Keeper Hill, Co. Tipperary. Keeper Hill is situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary and is just 15km east of Limerick City. Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 117th highest in Ireland. The 'hill' is wrapped in a forestry area of 3,300 hectares - Ballyhourigan Woods. The 300 hectare Keeper Hill summit is designated as a National Heritage Area, considered important for the habitats present or species of plants and animals whose habitat needs protection. The Ballyhourigan Woods Loop overlaps with a short section of the Slieve Felim Way - a 44km waymarked route which travels from Murroe in County Limerick to Silvermines in County Tipperary. En-route the Slieve Felim way passes through the small but pleasant village of Toor and onward across the shoulder of Keeper Hill. While Ballyhourigan Woods Loop (marked with purple arrows) explores the lower shoulders of Keeper Hill, the 'hardy' walker will enjoy incorporating the Keeper Hill 'trek' to the summit (the red arrows). This loop walk is part of the National Looped Walks and is marked using the standard purple National Looped Walk directional arrows.

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful place to spend most of the day.

walking
1 month ago

Lovely walk today, the longest day of the year. Sun was shining. All fire roads. Nice pull up for the first half. Good views of Keeper Hill.

hiking
4 months ago

Completion took around 2.5 hours at a moderate pace, but plan for 3hrs min. Gorgeous views and beautiful tree-lined tracks. Walked just after Storm Emma and the snow capped mountains were stunning.

1 day ago

2 months ago