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 70km.

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 Circular Slieve Bloom Way can be accessed from any of the trailheads at Kinnitty, Cadamstown, Clonaslee, Glenbarrow, Monicknew. The linier way marked Offaly Way can be accessed from the trailhead at Cadamstown.

Organised walks take place on most weeks throughout the year — details of upcoming walks can be found here:

Please maintain Social Distancing. HSE guidelines recommend people keep a distance of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between themselves and others, this is the case both indoors and outside.

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 and offers a great range of walks of varying challenge over 3 days. festival walks are €8.00 per walk or €20 for the weekend which includes annual membership

We also organise an Eco Walking Weekend. See calendar for details.

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.