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Monicknew - Valley Walk

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.

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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.