Get away from the hustle and bustle and join us on a guided hike of the Glenregan/Glendoossaun valleys in the Slieve Bloom Mts this coming Bank Holiday Monday.
The valley from which Glenregan gets it’s name lies between Stillbrook Hill and Wolftrap Mountain. Glenregan was originally part of the large Kinnitty estate. The forest is on both sides of the Camcor River valley and spans large blocks of forest. The forest envelopes both sides of the Camcor valley and offers great views over the valley onto west Offaly and the River Shannon. The walks and trails in this area are through mountainous terrain and can feel quite remote despite being reasonably close to the R440. There is an extensive network of forest roads for walking and trekking.
We depart from Kinnitty Community Centre at 10:30am and the hike should take around 2 to 2 and half hours to complete.
Price €15 per person and includes tea/coffee from the famous Kelly kettle and snacks at the end of the hike.
Hike departs at Kinnitty Community Centre @ 10:30am on Monday 7th May.
Slieve Bloom Mountain
The Slieve Bloom, along with the Massif Central in France, are the oldest mountains in Europe; they were once also the highest at 3,700m. Weathering has reduced them to 527m. On a clear day, one can see the high points of the four ancient provinces of Ireland.
They rise from the central plain of Ireland to a height of 527 metres. While not very high, they are extensive by local standards. The highest points are Arderin (527 m) at the southwestern end of the range and Baunreaghcong (511 m) at the end of the Ridge of Capard.