Ballyhoura - Black Rock loop

PLEASE NOTE THAT A DETOUR IS IN PLACE ON A SECTION OF THE BLACKROCK LOOP. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS ON THIS DETOUR

Walking
County Limerick
4/5
3 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 11 km
Time 5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 300 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking Purple arrow on yellow background
Start Point
Greenwood Forest car park
Finish Point
Greenwood Forest car park
Nearest Town to Start Ardpatrick
Lat./Lon. 52.31687, -8.50286

Trail Management

Limerick Tourist Information Office, 20 O'Connell Street, Limerick.
Tel: 061-317522
Email: limericktio@failteireland.ie
Web: www.shannonregiontourism.ie/

Facilities

Ardpatrick/Kilfinane

There may be some sections of soft or wet ground on this trail so a good pair of waterproof boots is highly recommended.
Please keep dogs under control

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 73
4/5
03/26/2015

Jim from Cork

I've done this walk twice, on both occasions we were blessed with good weather, it's got a bit of everything, forest, open mountain and green road, nice views of the Golden Vale and the Galtees. Anyone of moderate fitness could do this walk, however I must point out that the times given for many of the trails on this site may put people off as they are far too long. The time given for this walk is 5 hours, we did it comfortably with photo stops and a lunch break in under 3 hours.
4/5
11/16/2014

Fergal from Kerry

An excellent walk, with a variety of surfaces. Climb up towards the Cairns on the RHS is a nice push, loose stones so good boots a necessity. Very boggy in places leading up to Seefin but on a good day I am told you can see the mountains of Killarney from here, I am not sure about this though! Great views of the Golden Vale and Castle Oliver on this walk.
4/5
09/17/2011

Duncan from Limerick

This is a really enjoyable walk. Make sure you start from the car park or you will find it difficult to follow the markers. The path is high quality and leads up through forest to a lovely ridge with great views. The walk to Seefin at the top is boggy but is worth the detour.

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