Grange - Crag loop

Walking
County Tipperary
4.4/5
5 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 6 km
Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 310 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Hogans Pub, Grange
Finish Point
Hogans Pub, Grange
Nearest Town to Start Urlingford
Lat. and Long. 52.65692, -7.5456

This loop takes walkers on minor road, forestry tracks and woodland trails which gently ascend through the mixed forest to the Wellington Monument folly at the summit of the Crag Hill. From its highest points, the views from the walk on top of the Slieveardagh Hills are spectacular, starting with the Kilcooley Estate and extending to the west and south across the wide central plain of Tipperary to the hills and mountains of bordering counties from Cork, Limerick, Laois and beyond. The marked forest path takes you along a winding ridge with superb views to an area of old deciduous wood where it crisscrosses a fast-flowing stream by bridges and steps. 

Facilities

Urlingford

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 74
5 trail reviews
4.4/5
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5/5
10/28/2018

H from Tipperary

Scenic, well kept, with changing woodland views along the walk. Moderate incline and decline, may be difficult if you have knee or ankle problems. Full of brilliant colors and textures. Keep an eye out for different fungi and critters. Went into the pub nearby for tea after.
5/5
08/12/2017

susan from Laois

brilliant challenging walk. great views from several viewing points

well signposted all the way, with lots of information and history at several

points .

will be putting this on slieve bloom list for B walk

well done to all concerned in the grange villiage for great upkeep of the paths

and continual works that are been done.

if you can find extra paths for longer walk it would be a great advantage for away

groups.... 14k

well done
4/5
06/12/2016

Anne from Kilkenny

Very pleasant walk. Little bit hard to find the start of it as it wasn't very well signposted, but a helpful local pointed out where to park. Start/parking just outside the village at the local parish hall. It was a bit hazy the day I did it but I imagine the views are spectacular from the tower on a clear day! Dog friendly too, just not the viewing tower.

Kilcooley Abbey is just a few minutes drive away and worth a visit too!
5/5
01/16/2015

abbeygail from Laois

Wished I lived nearer. It's a complete stress buster, with its lovely nature walk for families and slow walkers, while the steeper walk has fantastic views of several counties and the Wellington spire for an even better view. On finishing the walk the quaint little village shop and pub is a great refresher, but not open Sundays. Overall my fav trail walk, especially as we were allowed bring our dog as well. We will be back.
3/5
05/05/2014

Kate from Kilkenny

This is a really pleasant trail with an interesting folly at the top, up which it is possible to climb for fantastic views over the surrounding area. Good shoes needed!

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