Ballinruan Loops - Ballinruan Loop

County Clare
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 10.5 km
Time 3.5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 60 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Green arrow
Start Point
Ballinruan Village
Finish Point
Ballinruan Village
Nearest Town to Start Crusheen
Grid Ref. R 444 896
Lat. and Long. 52.954207, -8.826784

This trail offers pleasant walking on minor roads, forest tracks, forest and bog paths through a variety of landscape, including farmland, evergreen and deciduous woodland and blanket bog. The expansive bogland at the highest point is a good example of cutover and recovering blanket bog and also provides extensive views in all directions including towards the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the Burren while the Hen Harrier and Merlin are resident in the general area.

Trail Management

Clare Walks, Unit 1, Tulla Business Centre, Tulla, Co. Clare. Tel/Fax: 065-6835912 , Email:


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OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 52 and 58

Deidre from Clare

Pleasant walk on a dry day. Good views of the Burren & beyond. 80% of the walk was on roads but quiet ones fortunately. Tracks over the bogs would probably never dry out so be prepared for very wet bits A good walk to discover a new area.

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