Slievebloom Walks- Walking Breaks Ireland-the Slieve Bloom Mountains
Slievebloom Walks is a centre based walking holiday which allows you to stay in a traditional Irish home -Ardmore Country House at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the heart of the Irish countryside for the duration of your trip and enjoy local hikes.
From the comfort of Ardmore Country House you can enjoy a selection of classic Irish walks that take in the most striking scenery on the Island. Each of the villages of the Slieve Blooms have signed and mapped loop walking trails surrounded by terrific hiking and beautiful scenery.
There are day treks from village to village or you can walk the Slieve Bloom Way over 3 days,
Our self guided walking holidays are based along the famous Slieve Bloom Way and the many looped walks in the Slieve Blooms These walking tours give you the freedom to set your own pace. If you prefer we can arrange a walking guide. The terrain of the Slieve Blooms is ideal for the lifestyle walker and very suitable to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
We have a variety of midweek and weekend walking breaks on offer. You can choose from Self Guided Walking Break, Mid Week Breaks, Weekend Breaks, Walking and Heritage Breaks, Slieve Bloom Walking Festival.
Here you will find some of the best walking opportunities in Ireland, whether you want just a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hill-walk. This peaceful retreat has a wide variety of Walking Trails to suit every type of walker.
- Long distance walks The Slieve Bloom Way links with the Offaly Way at Cadamstown
- Day Treks from Glenbarrow to Clonaslee, Clonaslee to Cadamstown, Cadamstown to Kinnitty.
- A variety of Loop Walks at Glenbarrow near Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown, Kinnitty
- Eco Trails at Glenbarrow, Cadamstown, Knockbarron, Glenafelly and Gorteennameale.
- Wild Life, Wheelchair accessible and Heritage Walks at Lough Boora Parklands just 10k from the Slieve Blooms
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Kinnitty Trail Head Kinnitty Castle Green, Glinsk Castle Blue,
Cadamstown Trail Head Silver River Eco Walk, Paul’s Lane
Clonaslee Trail Head Glendine O Regan, Rickets Rock
Glenbarrow Trail Head Glenbarrow Eco Walk
Kinnitty Eco Walks Knockbarron Wood, Glenafelly
Lough Boora Parklands Farmlands Loop, Mesolitic Loop
Walking Breaks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
The Slieve Bloom Walking Club organises a Programme of Guided Walks every Sunday all year round. The walking season kicks off with the Annual Slieve Bloom Walking Festival on the May Bank Holiday Weekend each year. Local guides will enable you to get the most enjoyment and benefit from their knowledge of the terrain and the flora and fauna encountered along the way. Walking Weekend or Midweek Breaks Guided or Self Guided Walks can be arranged to suit the needs of any walker.
Why not take a short walking holiday at the crossroads of Ireland half way between Dublin and Galway, Belfast and Kerry, Roosslare and Sligo.
- 3 day Walking and Heritage Break
- Self guided 2 day Weekend Break
- Midweek Self Guided Walking Break
- Guided Walking Break
Grade of walk – easy/moderate/difficult· Special Interest – woodland, bogland, historical, flora.