Lyre na Feaghaun

Trail description

This is a short but pleasant walk that takes in a section of the Ballyhoura Way.  Starting out from the trailhead, the red markers will guide you up through a stand of mature Scot's Pine, which is a native conifer species, onto the forest road.  From here you'll continue up into the old car park from where there are views across to the majestic mansion of Castle Oliver and the curious folly on the hill behind it.  Continue on through the stand of Beech trees that offers the walker quietness and shade.  From here, you will walk along forest tracks over to the metal bride that crosses the Lyre na Freaghaun stream.  Follow on alongside the young Sitka Spruce before joining up with the forest roads and heading back to the car park. 

Trail Name: Lyre na Feaghaun
Recreation Site: Ballyhoura - Walking Trails  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Trailhead at the car park
Length:2 km
Time: 40 mins
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 70
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Trailhead at the car park
Trail Way marking:Red