Ballinaboola Woods

Ballinaboola Woods
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This trail intertwines with the mountain bike trails crisscrossing the mountain. Keep an eye out for glimpses of bikers as gravity pulls them down the mountain! If you'd like to have a go, head to the trailhead in Ardpatrick to rent a bike.

The views from this trail are stunning. If you are looking for a good panorama of Country Limerick, take a detour after your walk to the nearby ancient monastery of Ardpatrick. The steep trail on the edge of Ardpatrick village is worth climbing to enjoy the view from the top and to soak in 500 years of history. According to local tradition, Saint Patrick founded the monastery in the 15th Century. The Christian monks left this monastery hundreds of years ago but its ruins can still be seen- as can the earthen banks and closures near the summit which date from the Iron Age (500BC-400AD)

Distance:10km

Time: 2hrs and 30mins to 3hrs

Difficulty: Moderate

Nearest town/village: Ardpatrick (4km), Charleville (10km)

Trail type: Forestry roads and tracks

Equipment: Walking boots, rain gear and liquids.

Download Ballyhoura Trails Guide App - your personal guide to the loop walks of Ballyhoura Country!

* Please note, that the harvesting works are taking place until the 27th of January 2021 and caution is needed!

Download Ballinaboola Woods Loop Guide

This trail intertwines with the mountain bike trails crisscrossing the mountain. Keep an eye out for glimpses of bikers as gravity pulls them down the mountain! If you'd like to have a go, head to the trailhead in Ardpatrick to rent a bike.

The views from this trail are stunning. If you are looking for a good panorama of Country Limerick, take a detour after your walk to the nearby ancient monastery of Ardpatrick. The steep trail on the edge of Ardpatrick village is worth climbing to enjoy the view from the top and to soak in 500 years of history. According to local tradition, Saint Patrick founded the monastery in the 15th Century. The Christian monks left this monastery hundreds of years ago but its ruins can still be seen- as can the earthen banks and closures near the summit which date from the Iron Age (500BC-400AD)

Distance:10km

Time: 2hrs and 30mins to 3hrs

Difficulty: Moderate

Nearest town/village: Ardpatrick (4km), Charleville (10km)

Trail type: Forestry roads and tracks

Equipment: Walking boots, rain gear and liquids.

Download Ballyhoura Trails Guide App - your personal guide to the loop walks of Ballyhoura Country!

* Please note, that the harvesting works are taking place until the 27th of January 2021 and caution is needed!

Download Ballinaboola Woods Loop Guide