Cahermurphy Loop

County Clare
4 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 10 km
Time 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 100 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Red arrow
Start Point
Car park in Cahermurphy Forest - White Sands
Finish Point
Car park in Cahermurphy Forest - White Sands
Nearest Town to Start Flagmount
Grid Ref. R 560 951
Lat. and Long. 53.00427, -8.65575

This walk on forest track, quiet roads, paths and borreens gives fine walking along Lough Graney shore, Bleach River, through Cahermurphy forest and descending the Mass Path to Flagmount and to the trailhead with superb views over Lough Graney and the surrounding countryside and the chance to see deer in the forest.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Clare Walks, Main Street, Tulla, Co. Clare, V95 C4E0.


Car parking available at trailhead.
Shop and toilet facilities available in Flagmount Village

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 52
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

4 trail reviews
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Mikw from Limerick

Could do with maintenance....multiple trees fallen onto the paths, bring boots as can be mucky with wet weather which is a drag as there is much road.

Keep an eye out for deer and their many entry/exit points on the road margins.

Thea-Iren from Clare

Very nice walk. I had a perfect sunny back home, got tan and a tick :D Trail is beautiful. One section very even if its nice weather, I recommend to ware boots. Ascend was pretty rough but the reward ( read: view ) makes you forget about this. PS! I followed red arrow...did not see any blue arrow...

Cillian from Clare

Really fantastic walk. Ennis Macra na Feirme walked this trail on June 10th 2017. The fact that it is not commercialised and just left to nature is nice. Signage on the walk is very easy to follow however signage at the entrance where you turn off to enter the site of the trailhead needs improvement. If you see a stone sign with 'White Sands' you are at the correct location. It is a few miles outside of Flagmount village on the left hand side. It says in the description on this site to follow a blue arrow, it is in fact red. Loved the contrast between walking through forest, road and then to finish with beautiful vista's of Lough Graney and Green Island, well worth the wait.

Elsie from Clare

Lovely walk. Don't let the idea of some minor roads walking put you off as the views across the lake make it all worthwhile. Lovely variety of woodland, trails,forest and open road walking. Especially loved the green path walk down towards Flagmount. The village is a perfect spot for an icecream break before the final 3km

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