If you fancy getting off the beaten track for 3 days on a mountain trekking adventure, then pack your rucksack and take on the Slieve Bloom Way.
Covering a distance of 60 km, your daily hikes will consist of four to five hour walks across a mixture of terrain; from gorse-covered flatlands to relatively gentle inclines.
The Slieve Bloom Way is a circular walking trail which stretches across the Slieve Bloom Mountains Environment Park – an area of undiscovered environmental beauty, boasting a fabulous array of flora and fauna, remarkable deep glens, rock outcrops and waterfalls. This stunning trail does have a few rough and rugged sections but these stretches rarely rise to high altitudes and don’t demand great stamina.
The Slieve Bloom Way is best accessed by one of five trailheads at Kinnitty, Cadamstown, Clonaslee, Glenbarrow and Monicknew. Apart form the village of Kinnitty, there is no accomodation available on the actual route, but there are many characterful towns and villages dotted around the mountain range – some quiet close to the route – that provide overnight accommodation. To view and download map click here ; Slieve Bloom Way