Millennium Stone Loop

Trail description

The Loop begins and ends at Christ the King car park.  This loop travels along Slievenamuck - the Mountain of the Pigs. The ridge is composed mainly of old red sandstone and was formed over 300 million years ago.  The forested trail takes in the Rock an Thorabh viewing area that offers magnificent views of Tipperary Town and the wider area beyond.  Indeed on a clear day one can see as far as the hills and mountains of North Tipperary and into Co. Limerick.   

The Millennium Stone which gives the walk its name, is located at the eastern end of the ridge closer to Bansha.  It is a sculpture which was commissioned locally to commemorate the new millennium.  It was designed by sculptor Jarlath Daly and depicts the Annunciation, Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection from the life of Christ

Trail Name: Millennium Stone Loop
Recreation Site: Gortavoher  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Christ the King Car Park
Length:9km
Time: 3h
Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Christ the King Car Park
Trail Way marking:Blue

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