Lean all the essential hiking skills that will give you confidence in the mountains, the “Up in the Eire” hiking series begins with a moderate 13km hike of Slieve Bloom Mountains. Setting out from the lime kiln carpark on the Mountrath Road 6km from Kinnitty Village we follow the public road towards the Wolftrap mountain before entering Glenregan forest.
Glenregan is located in Co. Offaly in the heartland of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. 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.
Price €40 per person .
Please note this hike is for people with a good level of fitness.
You must have appropriate footwear and suitable waterproof clothing.
No runners or jeans allowed.
Our guides are fully qualified Remote Emergency Care Three responders and are fully insured.
Date: Sunday 20th of September
Meeting point: Lime kiln carpark,
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.