Durrow Leafy Loops - Leafy loop
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the collapse of a section of the river bank this trail has become impassable between the trailhead and Dunmore Wood meaning this section of the trail is currently closed. Work to rectify the issue will be done as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The walk can be joined in Dunmore Wood.
This walk on country lanes, river bank, forestry paths, woodland tracks and hill paths takes the walker through mixed broadleaf and conifer woods, across farmland and along rivers, passing the ruins of Dunmore House. Lovely views of the Laois countryside with lots of diverse rural scenery and magnificent bluebells in spring.
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Care is needed while crossing the main road. Please note sections of the loop can be prone to flooding in adverse weather conditions
JP from Laois
This is the best walk in laois in my opinion. Having spent too much time in the past walking through coniferous pine trees i found the variety of forestry here wonderful. It is teeming with wildlife and bird song.
The Bishops wood is a special area of conservation and has an abundance of varied greenery. Its the tail end of may now and the knockatrim woods were bursting with bluebells and flowering wild garlic. A lovely sight.
Stephen from Cork
Frank from Dublin
leo from Dublin
LEE from Dublin
. Lovely part of the country. Close to Dublin. I would highly recommend this walk.
Majella from Mayo
John from Clare
Mick from Dublin
The route is long, varied and interesting. It is flat, except for a short steep climb at 18km, but the view makes it all worthwhile. All the descents are gradual. But the exceptional feature of this walk is there is so little road walking for such a long walk.
Mother Nature put on a great show. A must for any Walking Group.
John Lanigan from Meath