Walking

Walking & Trekking Holidays in Ireland

 

 

The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary is a walkers paradise offering a variety of low level loop and mountain walks. Walking and trekking holidays are now the most sought after activity for Irish and overseas visitors to Ireland and what better way to enjoy the natural resources of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and scenic landscape combined with fresh air and healthy exercise. All of these natural features are in abundance in the Glen of Aherlow, which makes it so attractive to walkers.

National Loop Walks

There are two national loop walk trail heads in the Glen of Aherlow – Christ the King and Lisvarrinane Village. There are 8 loop walks rangeing from half an hour to 4 hours round trip walking time across Slievenamuck through miles of forest track with spectacular views over the valley and to the Galtee Mountains.

Lake Walks on Galtee Mountains

There are two lake walks – Lough Curra and Lake Muskry. The walks are up to 4 hours for the casual walker. These routes take you onto the Galtee Mountains where you can enjoy clear air, superb views, corrie lakes, wooded foothills, mountain streams and open moorland.

Maps are available for the National Loop Walks and the Lake Walks from the tourist office – call us on [+353] (0)62 56331 or email us at info@aherlow.com

Advanced Walks

For the more serious and seasoned walkers there is unlimited trekking on the Galtee Mountains. The Galtees are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, with a variety of peaks including Galtymore at 3,018 feet (919m). There are five corrie lakes on the range, accessible only by foot, to add to the attractiveness of the range.

 

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Guided Walks

Our experienced, local guides Mike Moroney and Jimmy Barry will take you off the beaten track away from the usual routes into the real wilderness of the Glen. The walks can be customised according to your requirements; you choose the length of time, the level of difficulty and the pace. Book your guided walk through the Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary by calling Mike directly on +353 (0)87 9267948 or email aherlowwalks@gmail.com or Jimmy on 087 2975178 or email jimmycbarry@gmail.com

GPS Walks

Learn how to navigate using a GPS – GPS available from the walking guide, Mike Moroney or alternatively you can bring your own. Book your GPS walk through the Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary by calling Mike directly on +353 (0)87 9267948 or email aherlowwalks@gmail.com

Walking Festival

The Glen of Aherlow hosts 2 annual Walking Festivals each year, the 2 day Winter Walking Festival over the last weekend in January and the 3 day Summer Festival over the June bank holiday weekend.  Click here for more details.

Galtee Walking Club

Established in January 2003 the Galtee Walking club now has over 200 members. The Club meets every Sunday throughout the year for variety of mountain, road or forest track walks, led by Club Leaders. You will enjoy a variety of walks ranging from 2 – 6 hours depending on level with the added pleasure of local history and heritage.

From April to September there is also a Wednesday evening walk, this is usually a 3-hour walk on forest tracks.

The Galtee Walking Club welcomes visiting walkers; their quarterly schedule is available from The Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society on [+353] (0)62 56331 or email us at info@aherlow.com and will also be displayed by all accommodation providers. Visit http://www.galteewalkingclub.ie/ for more information.

Tipperary Heritage Way

From the Vee to Cashel this way marked long distance walking route is 55kms (35 miles) long and takes in forest tracks and historic sites along the river Suir. The route also links into the East Munster Way and St. Declans Way. Route maps are available in local tourist offices.

Ballyhoura Way

The Ballyhoura way is part of the O’Sullivan Beara Trail and stretches 90kms from John’s Bridge in West Limerick, through the Glen of Aherlow and finishing in Limerick Junction in Co. Tipperary. Route maps are available.

Hillwalking Radio

Hillwalking radio group providing voluntary emergency communications for walking events on the Galtee Mountains