Broadford Ashford Walking Trails - Gleann na gCapall Loop

County Limerick
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 9.5 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 161 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Blue arrow on white background
Start Point
Broadford car park opposite church
Finish Point
Broadford car park opposite church
Nearest Town to Start Broadford
Grid Ref. R 33763 22009
Lat. and Long. 52.34598, -8.97279

This trail starts at the arboretum in the village of Broadford. This was formally a limestone quarry now planted with native Irish trees and shrubs. It follows a minor road with farmland on both sides. There are some stunning views on your descent down through a working farm, crossing through fields and wooded areas. The trail brings you to the historical site of Killagholehane Church. The walk ends back in the village of Broadford.

Maps and other information

Trail Management


Car parking, shop, café, pubs, post office

No dogs except on public roads

Map Guides

Map Guides

Broadford-Ashford Walking Trails - Sli Mullach an Radhairc - Gleann na nCapall

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 72

Michael from Cork

A gem of a walk here.Well done to all involved as this is a very well signposted circular walk with stunning views of West Limerick and at its highest point all of the surrounding counties of Cork,Kerry,Clare and Tipp. Route takes you over quiet tarmac roads,small boreens and a fenced field trek.Liked the comment book on the route and the fairy village.Good workout on a beautiful day.Will be back.

Mike from Limerick

A fine circular walk. Note however, that the first approx 6.5 km is entirely on tarmac. Pleasant walking with expansive views over Limerick and on to Musheramore and the Kerry Paps. The walk then continues over farm roadways and designated field walkways to rejoin the roadway near a well maintained ruined churchyard, with informative map board. Well signposted throughout, with the exception of the crossroads at the outskirts of Broadford village on the return, which was completely obscured by vegetation. A good workout.

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