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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.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 262 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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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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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

Barry Hartnett
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Kids love this place!

Petra W.
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Lovely walk for kids.

Eoghan M.
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Very enjoyable, great views and even got a little swim in too.

Lynn O'Doherty
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WalkingRocky

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.

Helena McCarthy
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WalkingMuddy

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.

Abigail Harrison
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HikingMuddy

Ver flat, well maintained dirt trail. Lovely river view

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Paul Jagger
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HikingRockyScramble

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.

Ginevra De Maria
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HikingOff trailRocky

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.

Chiranjeevi Balakrishnan
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It's always my favourite place and I always recommend to my friends as first destination to explore near Limerick. My 3 year old enjoys the little adventure walking next to the river.

Adrian Blanchfield
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This is still my fave walk ever. Stunning

Michele Hastings
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one of my favourite places to go for an easy yet enjoyable peaceful walk. When the Rhodedendron are in bloom it's stunning. Ample parking, picnic tables, toilets & kids play are also.

Wayne Cowie
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Lovely scenic walk, easy trail.

Peter O.
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Nice and easy walk

Martina Hogan
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Nature trips

Brilliant spot! My two girls 6 and 4 really enjoyed the adventurous walk along side the beautiful waterfalls.

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Ken O Connor
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rafal stepien
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Ellen Considine
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PJ Jozefczyk
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Peter O.
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Rob Kelly
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Rob Kelly
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Rob Kelly
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Rob Kelly
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Rob Kelly
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Rob Kelly
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