Slieve Foye Loop

PLEASE NOTE that due to forestry operations taking place in Slieve Foye Woods, parts of this trail will be diverted. Please follow the diversion signage in place.

County Louth
4 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 9 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 270 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Blue arrow on white background
Start Point
Tourist Office (Harbour Carpark)
Finish Point
Tourist Office (Harbour Carpark)
Nearest Town to Start Carlingford
Lat. and Long. 54.0406, -6.1856301

This loop follows red blue arrows on tarmac and forestry roads, grassy track and mountain paths with one rough section which can be boggy and wet in places. There are some ascents and a descent with the initial ascent very steep while the others are more gradual. The loop goes through forest, with a section along forest edge and some open mountain. The views are stunning, along the coast to the north and south, across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains while in good conditions the Isle of Man is visible.

Maps and other information


Car park

Map Guides

Map Guides

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OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 36
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann timetables available at


David from Dublin

We did this trail today. Breath taking scenery. Mixed weather. Wear good shoes and bring enough water. Quite challenging but worth it. Then had soup and oysters in PJ's in Carlingford village watching Tipperary beat Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling final.

The day couldn't have been rounded off better.

Carlingford itself was alive with visitors, with amusements by the tourist office car park. It was my first time there. A lovely place.

Dee from Monaghan

I really enjoyed this trek...quite challenging but so worth it. The views over Carlingford are stunning. I would highly recommend it.

Don from Clare

Went on the trail today with my family (10, 11, and 14 year old boys). Great challenge without being overly taxing on any of us. A little wet underfoot (more to do with "summer" 2012 than the trail itself!). Some fantastic views over Carlingford Llough.

Well worth a visit, even for families.

SLibra from Monaghan

My husband and I did this trail last Sunday 12th Nov. The first half of the walk, although always on a gradual incline, was easy as it is on a good clear path. As we crossed the stile and headed for higher ground we found that the ground was uneven, with lots of muddy sections where small streams of water are coming down from the hill. It was a very enjoyable walk overall with stunning views of Carlingford. All I would advise is that you wear waterproof walking shoes or boots so your feet don't get wet!

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