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Glenbarrow - Waterfall Loop
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This 7 km loop is one of three which start and finish at the Glenbarrow trailhead. It starts by following the River Barrow through mature coniferous woodland up to the impressive 3 tiered Clamp Hole waterfall. After the waterfall it turns left up the mountain along the Slieve Bloom way. The trail then turns left again along a forest road and back to the car park through young conifer plantations.
Granstown Wood and Lake Nature Reserve Lake Trail
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Family friendly looped walks in a beautiful lakeside setting. Two looped walks (approx 2km each) have been developed on site. Both loops encircle the lake with the Lake Walk (Blue) skirting closer to the lake and fishing stands while the Woodland Walk (Green) ventures slightly more into the native woodland. The walking surface is compacted stone which is suitable for buggies.
Heywood Gardens
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50 acres of woodland, lakes and formal gardens including the sunken garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: the great park created by Frederick Trench in the late 1700s and the small interlocked formal gardens created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in the early 1900s. Perfect for a family day out.
Heywood Heritage Loop
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Completed in 1912, the property consists of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. the formal Gardens form the centre-piece of the property and were designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). It is one of only four Gardens in this country designed by Lutyens, the others being in the War Memorial Park, Lambay Island and Howth Castle. The Gardens are composed of four elements linked by a terrace that ran along the front of the house which now no longer exists.
Hushabye Farm - Self Catering Accommodation on an Alpaca Farm
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Welcome to Hushabye Farm,set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, it is the home of Ireland's most friendly Alpaca herd. A place for a magical family stay away from the trappings of modern life.
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Killamuck Bog Loop - Abbeyleix Loops
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The Collins Bog and Killamuck Bog Loops are two waymarked looped walks centered on Abbeyleix Bog at the southern end of the Heritage Town of Abbeyleix. These beautiful loops take walkers through woodland and forestry paths before diverting into Abbeyleix Bog. The Killamuck Loop is the longer of the two options at 8 km. This walk takes in the full perimeter of Abbeyleix Bog and offers the opportunity to see the what the entire site has to offer.
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).