Girley Bog Loop

Trail description

Leaving the trailhead, the trail follows a forestry track for 600m to a crossroads from where the loop 'proper' begins. Turn right here. The loop travels another 1km to reach the end of an old bog road. Here it turns left onto a woodland trail. Now the loop passes through deciduous woodland and coniferous forestry to exit onto a forestry roadway. Turn left here. Follow the forestry roadway for 1km before turning left and joining an access road to bog land. Climb a stile at a gateway and follow a grassy track for 300m before turning left, and crossing a short section of bog before joining a bog roadway where you turn right at an interpretive panel. After a short distance the loop turns sharp right and follows a track through a line of trees. Exiting the trees, the loop turns left onto an old bog road again and for the next 2km circles a raised bog area. The loop rejoins the outward section at the crossroads mentioned at the start, where it goes straight and covers the final 600m to the trailhead.

Trail Name: Girley Bog Loop
Recreation Site: Girley Bog  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:6km
Time: 2hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 20
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Purple