Monicknew - Valley Walk

County Laois
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 4.3 km
Am 1.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 150 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Start Point
forest entrance at Monicknew bridge
Finish Point
forest entrance at Monicknew bridge
Nearest Town to Start Clonaslee
Lat. and Long. 53.0697918, -7.5411738

The trail leads you on path along the banks of the Glen River and up a forest road which climbs for nearly 2 kms. You will be rewarded with excellent views south over Counties Offaly and Laois and of bogs and lakes below.


Gerard from Donegal

Yes, good views - more of the Slieve Bloom uplands than surrounding countryside; trailhead information board description lacking and some direction post signs gone missing make sticking to route a bit tricky at times. Picnic area below carpark worth a stop.

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