Clare Glens Loop Walk is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Newport, County Tipperary, Ireland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length2.2 miElevation gain262 ftRoute typeLoop
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This easy forest walk journeys past waterfalls, rock pools and rapids, and presents stunning photographic opportunities. The Clare Glens is a wooded area along the banks of the Clare River, which separates counties Limerick and Tipperary. The scenery is breathtaking, with wild dense forest combined with the calm rushing of the crystal clear waters. The Glens consist of a picturesque red sandstone gorge through which the Clare River flows and displays numerous waterfalls. This loop walk is part of the network of National Looped Walks and are marked using the standard National Looped Walk directional arrows.

Bring sturdy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack, fluid, and snacks.

Start from the village of Murroe (Moroe) on the R506 between Limerick City and Cappamore. Follow the signs for Clare Glens which take you north out of the village. Follow this road for approximately 5km to reach the trailhead at a car parking area on your left. Both loops start and finish here. Note: the trailhead is signposted from Murroe.

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Maki Tsuji
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I’d say there should be a sign at the halfway point. Some people got lost at there.

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Heather Stolz
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Sean Hamilton
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Stuart O'Grady
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Adam Dodek
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Nicky Madden
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Noeleen Casey
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Lovely stroll with the kids and dogs

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Laura Groucott
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muddy in parts on Christmas eve

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Tine Hammer
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Michelle Mc Namara
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proper footwear needed. Amazing and calming views. can be Mucky but very easily navigated

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Michael-John Hayes
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Few trees down but easily passable. Mostly dry ground, miss in places. Some uneven ground in places, boots recommended. One of my favourite forested loop walks anywhere in Ireland.

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Vicky Wysopal
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Daragh N
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A gorgeous walk. Well worth staying close to the river route for the first half mile or so. A lovely place to sit and have your lunch. As for conditions, there’s a few downed trees and and it’s muddy in places..overall though, a lovely walk altogether.

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Eileen Ahern
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Beautiful trail. Impassable if there is a lot of rain stays wet for ages because of the tree covered trail. Waterfalls are amazing

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Steph Anie
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Great walk and very muddy if you're starting the loop from the left side and turn right to finish.. Lovely waterfalls along the way but more enjoyable if you are prepped to really go near the start or the top of the big waterfall - but get ready to get muddy and with wet feet! Amazing!

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Ronan Flynn
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Great

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Grainne Daly
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easy a favourite with the kids....

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jaime somers
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Amazing little place for kids and adults alike. the walk along the river and the falls are stunning. New favourite spot

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Barry Hartnett
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Kids love this place!

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Lynn O'Doherty
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A lovely walk. Can be a bit steep and a scramble at times. Some rocks can be slippery so you'd need to be careful around the water.

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Helena McCarthy
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A really nice walk. Slightly strenuous in spots but a generally easy and enjoyable walk. Parts of the path can get very muddy in wet weather so walking boots are advised. A really nice place to take children and/or pets.

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Abigail Harrison
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Ver flat, well maintained dirt trail. Lovely river view

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Paul Jagger
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We have problems with our legs so some of the wet stones and steps near the river where very difficult but by retracting our steps going round the other way we got a good walk by returning the way we went up the walk. Good walk and good environment.

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Ginevra De Maria
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Lovely trail, I personally tried to walk quite close to the river but if you do so be mindful cause it’s very slippery! If you follow the route, the trail is totally fine and safe. I found this trail very different than the Irish trails I’ve done so far, the atmosphere it’s absolutely stunning! 100% recommended.

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