Walking & Hiking

Walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Get off the beaten track and connect with nature in the unspoilt and uncongested Slieve Bloom Mountains where you will find a great choice of walking trails ranging in distance from 4km to 75km. Choose from 17 Slieve Bloom Looped Walks of varying length from trailheads at Kinnitty Cadamstown Clonaslee Glenbarrow and Monicknew. Eco Walks focusing on different aspects of the flora fauna and geology of the Slieve Bloom Mountains can be found at Knockbarron, Glenafelly, Gurteenamile Silver River Cadamstown and Glenbarrow. The Linear Slieve Bloom Way can be accessed from the trailhead at Cadamstown.

Slieve Bloom trailhead locations

Walking Festivals

The Club organises an annual walking festival each year, and is held over the May Bank Holiday Weekend (the 1st Monday in May is an Irish Holiday). It is one of the oldest walking festivals in Ireland (2019 will the the 25th year) and offers a great range of walks of varying challenge over 4 days. Entertainment is also organised for the 3 nights of the Festival.

We also organise an Eco Walking Weekend, this year’s takes place from 06 – 07 July 2019

2019 Walks Brochure

We have a full colour brochure detailing all our walks, the 2019 Festival and the Eco Walking Weekend, as well as a greatly expanded programme of walks every weekend of the year.

Walking Guides

Are you looking for a personal leader who can tailor-make a walk to suit your party or group? All of our walking guides have received extensive practical walking guide training to ensure that you have a safe, educational and enjoyable experience in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

If you are looking for a personal walk leader please contact Gerry at +353 86 8210056. He will arrange walk leader for you.