Glenregan Loop Trail
This trail starts at the car-park and climbs up through the forest on sections of narrow trail. The trail starts is a gentle climb for a couple of kilometres or so, until you come to the site of Glinsk Castle. It is easy to imagine the dominant position that the castle once occupied on the skyline from this height. This is the highest part of the loop and the next few kilometres gradually bring you down along forest roads and broadleaved slopes to the remains of a lime kiln.
The next few hundred metres follow the public road which is relatively traffic free, however caution is advised. Then, cross down to a forest track and you will pass through an old farmyard on your way down to the valley floor.
The trail now follows the Camcor river down the valley and climbs once again once the forest road crosses the river. Here the trail goes through an area of massive Sitka Spruce - the size of the trees along with the tranquillity makes the area quite imposing!
When you reach the public road once more, cross over to the forest road to finish the loop or turn left to take a shorter way back to the car-park where you started. Again, caution is advised along the public road.
THE SLIEVE BLOOM WAY
The Slieve Bloom Way can be accessed from this point also. The Way loops up from Kinnitty village and passes through this car-park. It is waymarked in yellow and will bring you eastwards towards Cadamstown.
|Trail Name:||Glenregan Loop Trail|
|Recreation Site:||Glenregan Forest Recreation Area [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car Park at Kinnitty Forest entrance|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Car Park at Kinnity Forest entrance|
|Trail Way marking:||red|