Marl Bog - Lakeside Walk

Walking
County Tipperary
3/5
1 review
Grade Easy
Length 2 km
Time 40 mins
Format Loop
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Start Point
Marl Bog forest's entrance car park
Finish Point
Marl Bog forest's entrance car park
Nearest Town to Start Dundrum
Lat. and Long. 52.549735, -8.057387

The trail circles the man-made duck pond in this wildlife and wildfowl reserve of mixed coniferous and deciduous woodland on forest road, track and path. The level of the water in the pond is controlled by sluice gates and there are several viewing points along the shore of the pond.

Trail Management

Coillte Cahir, Unit C, Carrigeen Industrial Estate,
Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Tel: ++ 353 52 7445394 Fax: ++ 353 52 7445395

Facilities

Car park

3/5
10/16/2012

Tim from Limerick

The Knockanroe Loop is located as stated above Silvermines. Note the trailhead is up a very narrow road, with passing bays, from the village.

Meeting oncoming cars on the road could be a problem. The alternative is to park in the village but this is a good 45min climb up the road. There are lovely views of Nenagh, Lough Derg, Silvermines and the surrounding area from the road and trailhead.

The loop is marked with purple arrows not red as stated. On the loop there are great views of nearby Keeper Hill and the countryside towards Limerick. On the return leg again the lovely views towards Lough Derg are back. The note about wet conditions is a bit understated, given Irish weather conditions, you need good waterproof boots as at least 1/4 of this walk is over boggy wet ground on the flat and down a firebreak. Calling it a trail on this part is a stretch of the imagination. Perhaps an alternative to this last leg should be considered. Apart from the issue stated, which takes a bit from the walk, on a bright day this is a great walk with beautiful views.

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