Ballycuggaran - Crag Wood Walk

County Clare
3 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 7.1 km
Am 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 250 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking Red
Start Point
Crag Wood entrance carpark
Finish Point
Crag Wood entrance carpark
Nearest Town to Start Killaloe
Lat. and Long. 52.83349, -8.46432

This walk follows forest road, forest track and minor road through dense forest and open hillside on the shoulders of Feenlea Mountain and Crag. The beautiful expanse of Lough Derg lies below you. To get the best views walk the trail in an anti-clockwise direction.

Trail Management

Coillte Scarriff, Drewsboro, Scarriff, Co Clare.
Tel: ++ 353 61 921587 Fax: ++ 353 61 921400

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 58
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Hannah from Clare

A great walk. I parked at Twomilegate by the lake, which is two miles north of Killaloe. From there you join the trail where it goes up the hill in quite steep incline, and in a few minutes you come to another car park. Here there is a map of the trail. The trail keeps going upwards, following a beautiful forest track that intersects with the forestry/Coillte road that winds back and forth up the hill. There is a lovely stream along the way. It starts to level off when you join this forestry track and there are some fine views up Lough Derg from here. As you follow this wider track, you are in plantation forestry, and the descent starts on a road that seems to be actively cut down. I was initially a little put off on what road to take because there were large signs saying 'do not enter' due to large machinery working, just where the trail is supposed to go. But no one was working that day so I carried on. The rest of the walk is pleasant- going downhill you follow a local road, with colourful hedges and beautiful views all the way to main Killaloe/Scarriff road.

Elsie from Clare

Lovely scenic walk despite overcast day. Couple of slightly strenuous short climbs to get the heart pumping but generally a relaxed walk. Fab views of Lough Derg and surrounding rolling hills.

Thea-Iren from Clare

05.11.2016 was amazing sunny day! I wanted to take some pictures of autumn colours. I chose this trail and was not disappointed. Made it anti clockwise...the first climb was pretty harsh ( I am not fit :D ) but when I got my breath back, resting a bit...after that it was all downhill and amazing views along the way. Really nice walk ( for even untrained person ) and I got many beautiful photos. Very happy!

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