Glenbarrow - Eco Walk

County Laois
2 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 8.3 km
Time 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 70 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Start Point
Carpark at Glenbarrow Forest Entrance
Finish Point
Carpark at Glenbarrow Forest Entrance
Nearest Town to Start Clonaslee
Grid Ref. N 367 081
Lat. and Long. 53.12272, -7.45026

This walk is on path, forest road and road in a remote, quiet and peaceful place. It goes along the river through mature coniferous woodland, passing the Clamp Hole, the largest waterfall on the river, and returns over the Ridge of Capard, passing the Metal Man. There are 10 numbered stops with the related information on environment and cultural history available to download. From the Ridge the views of the surrounding countryside are extensive. The terrain can be rough in parts and sometimes wet underfoot.

Trail Management


Car parking coffee shop at Trailhead

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 54

Emily from Tipperary

Beautiful trail esp in May when the bluebells are in bloom. Such a diverse route and well marked.

Daniel from Kildare

An excellent trail, very well signposted. Great variation on walk from river to woods to hills.

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