Knockduv Loop

Knockduv Loop
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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).

Time: 1hr and 15mins to 1hr and 30 mins

Nearest town/village: Ardpatrick, Charleville

Trail start point- Ballinaboola woods car park, Ballyhea

Trail type: Forestry roads and tracks

Difficulty: Easy

Easy Grade Definition: Will include either Class 1 or Class 2 trails and flat sections of Class 3 and Class 4 trails. Routes can include some obstacles such as stiles, gates, steps etc. but these must be minimal. Should only have gentle slopes with no continuous climbing on the route.

Easy Trails are Suitable For: Family groups including children and the elderly. May be suitable for parents with buggies (should be denoted at trail head) or very small children. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn.

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 Knockduv 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).

Time: 1hr and 15mins to 1hr and 30 mins

Nearest town/village: Ardpatrick, Charleville

Trail start point- Ballinaboola woods car park, Ballyhea

Trail type: Forestry roads and tracks

Difficulty: Easy

Easy Grade Definition: Will include either Class 1 or Class 2 trails and flat sections of Class 3 and Class 4 trails. Routes can include some obstacles such as stiles, gates, steps etc. but these must be minimal. Should only have gentle slopes with no continuous climbing on the route.

Easy Trails are Suitable For: Family groups including children and the elderly. May be suitable for parents with buggies (should be denoted at trail head) or very small children. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn.

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 Knockduv Loop Guide