Blackwater Way

Trail description

The Blackwater Way is a long distance way marked route that runs from Clogheen, Co. Tipperary in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns all the way to Shrone, near Rathmore in Co. Kerry.  The total distance is approximately 168km, of which 7km goes through the forestry at Glansheskin.  

This trail largely follows the forest road that runs close to the Douglas River, a tributary of the Blackwater.  This is a mature mixed woodland that provides refuge to a wide variety of plants and wildlife - indeed it offers tranquillity and peace to members of the visiting public who are willing to explore what nature has to offer here.  

Trail Name: Blackwater Way
Recreation Site: Glansheskin - Kilworth  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Forest entrance at Glansheskin Bridge
Length:7km
Time: 1hr 40min
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 180m
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: Forest entrance at Curraghanolomer
Trail Way marking:yellow