Abbeyleix Loops - Collins Bog loop

Walking
County Laois
2 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 4.5 km
Time 1.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 20 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Green arrow on white background
Start Point
Manor Hotel Abbeyleix
Finish Point
Manor Hotel Abbeyleix
Nearest Town to Start Abbeyleix
Grid Ref. S 436 844
Lat. and Long. 52.907005, -7.351705

This walk on woodland tracks, bog paths, old railway line and country roads takes you through different environments around Abbeyleix, from old buildings to the Lord's Walk, from woodland to bogland to old railway line and through an area managed as a wildlife habitat. It has much of historical interest to offer.

Facilities

Abbeyleix

** PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THE BOARDWALK ON THIS TRAIL MAY BE SLIPPERY WHEN WET **

This trail crosses a main road at a couple of points so take care.

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 60
05/26/2018

Patricia from United States

We drove to Abbeyleix to walk the bog trails this week. We started at the hotel but discovered we were walking in the wrong direction! We found 20 +wild flowers including sundew and bog rosemary and heard the cuckoo frequently and spotted another 30+ or more birds and many species of butterflies and dragonflies. We walked the outer walk and some of the inner board walks. It was excellent but it would be so useful to have maps of the walks ,please?
05/17/2017

Michael from Kildare

A group of us travelled to Abbeyleix today as we have heard a lot of positive feedback from fellow walkers about this loop. What a treat and what an amenity, we had a fabulous walk and even heard the cuckoo. The loop is suitable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness and the boards give great access out onto the open bog. The trail is well marked, well done to all involved in this great project.

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