Ballyhoura - Castlepook Loop

Car parking fee on entry €5 - coins only

Cycling Off Road
County Limerick
Grade Severe
Length 51 km
Time 6 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 1100 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Red
Start Point
Glenosheen Car Park
Finish Point
Glenosheen Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Ardpatrick
Grid Ref. R 656 185
Lat. and Long. 52.319412, -8.506468

This is the longest and most demanding of the Ballyhoura Trails with tight twisty singletrack, the biggest, longest climbs and steepest, longest sweeping fast descents. The singletrack is both technical and narrow with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits as well as small rock steps and elevated timber boardwalk sections. Surface is very variable and includes loose gravel, rocks, mud, roots and water. It accesses some very high ground which is exposed to bad weather and can be very windy.

Facilities

In Ardpatrick: Pub, coffee shop

At trailhead: Car parking, toilets, showers, bike wash, snacks, tea, coffees

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 73

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