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Looped Walks

With an outstanding diversity of scenery, Offaly and Laois has a top range of looped walks including mountains, hill, bog and moorlands, historical and archeological.

In the Slieve Blooms there are one-day circuits suitable for both serious and leisurely walkers. Ranging from the long distance Slieve Bloom Way and Offaly Way to shorter loop walks varying in length from5km to 16km. These walks focus on areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical significance. The loops use a variety of colours to denote the level of difficulty as follows:

Green - easy, short (1-2hrs), suitable for all levels of fitness;
Blue - moderate difficulty, 2-3hrs duration, suitable for medium levels of fitness;
Red – hard, 3-5hrs duration, suited to walkers with higher than average levels of fitness.

Kinnitty Castle Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: From Kinnitty Village, take the R421 following the signposts for Mountmellick. After 200m veer right on to the R440 (signposted Mountrath). Continue along this road for 3km until you reach the entrance to Kinnitty Forest.

Kinnitty Blue

Kinnitty Green


Lough Boora (Birdhide Carpark) Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: From the town of Kilcormac (on the A52 between Tullamore and Birr) take the N52 following the signposts for Tullamore. As you leave the town turn left after crossing the bridge over the Siber river. Follow the riverside roadway for 300m to reach a T-junction where you turn right. After 6km the trailhead is on your left opposite a wooden bridge.

Farmlands Loop

Mesolithic Loop

Sculpture Loop


Cadamstown Village Trailheads

Directions to trailhead: In the village of Cadamstown (on the R421 betweeen Clonaslee & Kinnitty) the car park is located beside Dempsey's public house.

Giants Grave

Nature Trail

Rickets Rock

St. Paul's


Clonaslee (Brittas Woods Entrance) Trailhead

Directions to trailhead: From the bridge over the Clodiagh River is the village of Clonaslee (on the R422) follow the signsporst for Glenkeen. The forest entrance is on your left after 200m.

Glendineoregan Red


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Kinnitty Castle Trailheads
Lough Boora Trailheads
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