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The Offaly Way

Lough Boora Parklamds on the Offaly Way
  • Distance: 38k/ 2days
  • Services: Cadamstown, Kilcormac
  • Difficulty: Mostly easy.
  • Terrain: Generally flat terrain with some soft underfoot conditions
  • To suit: Reasonable level of fitness
  • Min. gear: Sturdy walking boots and waterproofs, Rucksack,fluid, snacks and mobile.
  • Dogs allowed: No

The Offaly Way is a linear route of 38km linking the Slieve bloom Way (at Cadamstown) to the Sli Mor (at Lemanaghan) and crossing en-route the Grand Canal Way. It includes sections of riverbank, stretches of bogland, green mass paths and quiet country roadways. Much of the Offaly Way commands wide views over a comparatively flat landscape. As the route is mainly flat it is easy to moderate in difficulty and suitable for people of average level of fitness or higher. Waymarking consists of frequent marker posts with a motif of a walking figure and a directional arrow in yellow.

Dogs not permitted on any section which crosses private farmland.

Directions to Cadamstown trailhead

Cadamstown, historically called Ballymacadam, is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It lies on the R421 regional road, just north of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is about 20 km from Tullamore and 6 km from Kinnitty.

Dempseys pub is usually open in the evenings but unfortunately there is no tea shop in the village at the present time.

cadamstown

The Walks

  • Trailhead 1 – Cadamstown Carpark to Kilcormac ( Grid Ref. N 227 085)
  • Trailhead 2 – Kilcormac Riverside Park to Lough Boora Parklands (Grid Ref. N 185 141)
  • Trailhead 3 – Lough Boora Parkland to Turraun Wetlands (Grid Ref. N 182 189)
  • Trailhead 4 – Turraun Wetlands to Lemanaghan (Grid Ref. N 171 227)
  • Trailhead 5 – Lemanaghan (Grid Ref. N 170 270)

Download Map

These maps are provided courtesy of IrishTrails.ie.

Important

Please observe the Leave no trace principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Be considerate of others
  3. Respect farm animals and wildlife
  4. Travel and camp on durable ground
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Dispose of waste properly
  7. Minimise the effects of fire.
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