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Monicknew - Bocadh Lodge Walk
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Monicknew is about 11.5 km south of Clonaslee on the road (scenic route over Slieve Blooms) to Mountrath via The Cut. There are several loop walks from the Trailhead here and Monicknew is also on of the Slieve Bloom Way. The woodlands are situated in a valley and the site is crossed by the Glen River. At 7km, the Bocadh Lodge Walk is the longest of the three trails that starts out from Monicknew trailhead. This trail crosses both dark forest and open unplanted lands, giving good views to the boglands and forests below.
Monicknew - Riverside Walk
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Monicknew is about 11.5 km south of Clonaslee on the road (scenic route over Slieve Blooms) to Mountrath via The Cut. There are several loop walks from the Trailhead here and Monicknew is also on of the Slieve Bloom Way. The woodlands are situated in a valley and the site is crossed by the Glen River. This short 1.5km loop descends from the car park to the river bank and crosses under the Glen bridge. The walk is suitable for small children under supervision. There is a nice grassy area to relax down at the river, a favourite with kids during Summer!
Monicknew - Valley Walk
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Monicknew is about 11.5 km south of Clonaslee on the road (scenic route over Slieve Blooms) to Mountrath via The Cut. There are several loop walks from the Trailhead here and Monicknew is also on of the Slieve Bloom Way. The woodlands are situated in a valley and the site is crossed by the Glen River. The Valley Walk starts with a stroll through a stand of massive Sitka spruce (nearly 100 years old) and on up to a forest road above. After that there is a slow steady climb for nearly 2 kms after which you will be rewarded with excellent views south over counties Offaly and Laois and of bogs and lakes below.
Oakvale - Beech Way Walk
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Oughaval Wood or Coill na Nuachabhala was once part of the Cosby Estate. There are three looped walks for the visitor to enjoy in this forest, each of varying length. This is the shortest walk in the wood that gives you a chance to stretch your muscles whilst also getting an opportunity to admire the magnificent beech trees that form a large portion of the species of this wood. Some of these trees are as high as 30-40m.
Oakvale - Mass Rock Walk
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Oughaval Wood or Coill na Nuachabhala was once part of the Cosby Estate. There are three looped walks for the visitor to enjoy in this forest, each of varying length. The Mass Rock Trail walk will allow you to discover a mass rock that is nestled in a little valley in the wood. Mass was carried out here in secret during Penal times when such ceremonies were banned (c1691-1727).