Grange - Crag Loop

Walking
County Tipperary
4.5/5
11 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
Grid Ref. S 308 563
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. 

Maps and other information

Facilities

Urlingford

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 67
11 trail reviews
4.5/5
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5/5
10/22/2023

Linda Perdue from Tipperary

Excellent trail, spectacular views, and immaculately kept! Dog friendly and The Coffee Coup is a fab stop for refreshments afterward!
2/5
10/04/2023

jake glendon from Kilkenny

dropped my phone down the tower don't do that
5/5
05/31/2021

Aoife from Kilkenny

Such a beautiful trail. The first hill we ascended was very slippery and was quite challenging due to this. Definitely recommend decent shoes. The views are incredible.
5/5
05/16/2021

Emily from Tipperary

Lovely loop in natural woodland. Very well signposted. Lovely lookout at the top with a map showing the peaks. Highly recommend this short loop.
5/5
11/02/2020

Grange Walks Committee from Tipperary

Thank you very much Gerry. Delighted to be able to have the Grange Walks available to people in this difficult time. Thanks to Coillte and the landowner, Peter Ponsonby, for their support of the project.
5/5
10/18/2020

Gerry Kiely from Tipperary

What a beautiful walk. Lots of information for families with children and also dog friendly. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside especially from the viewing tower at the top. The walk itself is moderately hard and very fulfilling. A little piece of heaven on earth.
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.

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