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Capard Loops
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Situated in the Slieve Bloom Mountains the Capard Loop is one of the best walks and combines a beautiful wooded valley with lofty ridge views for all to enjoy. At almost 500m above the surrounding flat countryside, the wild windswept ridge is home to a vast array of wild plant and animal life and it is possible to see well into the counties surrounding Laois. On a clear day the Wicklow Mountains are visible to the east.
Castle Durrow, Durrow, Co. Laois.
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One of Ireland’s most luxurious Country House Hotels located on the N8 old Dublin – Cork Road (one hour from Dublin), in the midlands of Ireland, adjoining the quaint village of Durrow, Co Laois. Beautiful gardens and award winning restaurant. https://www.castledurrow.com/hotel-laois-garden.html
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Clonaslee Walks
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Clonaslee is at the northern gateway to the Slieve Bloom Mountains. A picturesque village, founded in the eighteenth century, here lies the traditional seat of the O’Dunne’s. Clonaslee lies on the famous Slí Dála or Munster Way. There are 3 looped walks here, Rickets Rocks, Brittas Loop and the Glendineoregan loop, varying in length from 4 km to 15 km.
Collins Bog Loop - Abbeyleix Loops
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The Collins Bog and Killamuck Bog Loops are two waymarked looped walks centered on Abbeyleix Bog at the southern end of the Heritage Town of Abbeyleix. These beautiful loops take walkers through woodland and forestry paths before diverting into Abbeyleix Bog. At 4.5 km, the Collin's Bog is the shorter of the 2 looped walk options. You should allow about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.
Cullahill - Binnianea Loop
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Cullahill is located on the main N8 road between Durrow and Urlingford. Make a quick escape into the surrounding countryside, the village derives its name from a ancient forest that clothed nearby Cullahill Mountain extending down to the castle and village. Binnianea Loop is a 10km looped walk offering panoramic views of the countryside. Stroll along old quiet lanes, open hillside and woodland paths.
Durrow Leafy Loops - Dunmore Woods loop
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The town is surrounded by some fine woods, hilly forests and a maze of rivers. The Leafy Loop walk offer the serious walker a loop of 21 km or a shorter loop. In Dunmore Wood on the edge of the town forest paths offer some short loops for the casual stroller.
Durrow Leafy Loops - Leafy loop
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The highly rated Durrow Loops will take you along quiet country lanes, river bank, forestry paths, woodland tracks and hill paths.
Glenbarrow - Eco Walk
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The Eco Walk in Glenbarrow is a novel walk that has been developed in association with the local community. It consists of 10 stops which are identified by sequential numbers and the objective of this is to inform people about the environment while enjoying their walk.
Glenbarrow - Old Mill Loop
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The Glenbarrow Old Mill Loop starts and finishs at the Glenbarrow trailhead. The route starts along the bank of the Barrow and passes by a series of waterfalls including Clamp Hole Waterfall. It also takes in the Gallagher's Mill after which the walk is named.
Glenbarrow - Waterfall Loop
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This 7 km loop is one of three which start and finish at the Glenbarrow trailhead. It starts by following the River Barrow through mature coniferous woodland up to the impressive 3 tiered Clamp Hole waterfall. After the waterfall it turns left up the mountain along the Slieve Bloom way. The trail then turns left again along a forest road and back to the car park through young conifer plantations.
Granstown Wood and Lake Nature Reserve Lake Trail
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Family friendly looped walks in a beautiful lakeside setting. Two looped walks (approx 2km each) have been developed on site. Both loops encircle the lake with the Lake Walk (Blue) skirting closer to the lake and fishing stands while the Woodland Walk (Green) ventures slightly more into the native woodland. The walking surface is compacted stone which is suitable for buggies.
Heywood Gardens
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50 acres of woodland, lakes and formal gardens including the sunken garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: the great park created by Frederick Trench in the late 1700s and the small interlocked formal gardens created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in the early 1900s. Perfect for a family day out.