Ballyhoura - Castlepook Loop

Cycling Off Road
County Limerick
Grade Severe
Length 51 km
Time 6 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 1100 m
Dogs Allowed No
Start Point
Carpark
Finish Point
Carpark
Nearest Town to Start Ardpatrick
Lat. and Long. 52.3168655, -8.5028604

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.

Important information
Construction works on the Castlepook wind farm in the Ballyhouras commenced on Monday 25th April, 2016. This work is due to continue until the Autumn of 2017. In the interest of public safety a section of the Blue MTB trail along with all of the Red MTB trail from post 50 will be unavailable for the duration of the project. Click on the downloadable map below for specific map details. For further information and updates regarding this project please check www.castlepookwindfarm.ie Thanking you in advance for your co-operation.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 73

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