Kilbrannish Loop

Trail description

The Kilbrannish Loop follows the Windfarm loop and the South Leinster Way on a gentle climb up to a viewing point, a fine view of the wind farm with its four large turbines can be had from here.  The turbines, situated on the summit of nearby Greenoge Hill, have an estimated annual output to supply the electrical needs of about 4500 people. At this point the South Leinster Way goes on straight towards its start/end at Kildavin. The Kilbrannish and Windfarm loops turn left and carry on their journey along the forest road.  At the next junction the Wind farm loop starts its descent back down towards the car park, the Kilbrannish loop continues its journey and heads up Kilbrannish hill towards the top of Croaghaun.

From the summit of Croaghaun you will have a magnificent panoramic view of Mount Leinster with its mast tower and along the length of the Blackstairs Mountains. The Loop starts its descent from here down towards the car park.

Trail Name: Kilbrannish Loop
Recreation Site: Kilbrannish  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:5km
Time: 1hr 40m
Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 150m
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Purple