Ballyhoura Country offers the visitor a wide varity of walking experiences from exploring riverbands, quiet country roads, rugged mountains, rich bogs, and mythical landscapes. Mitchelstown is the ideal base to explore the walking trails of the three
counties, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.
Galtee Castle Woods lies 10km Northeast of Mitchelstown and a network of looped
walks have been developed here. Sadly, there is no castle! Built in the late 1700s as a hunting lodge for the second Earl of Kingston. It was remodeled by the third Earl in the 1820s but was demolished in 1940. The stone was then used to build the Catholic Church in Glanworth. All that remains are the red sandstone stables and an outline of
the tennis courts and you will pass the remnants of a water mill which functioned as a turbine generating electricity for the castle. The loop provides spectacular views into the Galtee Mountains.