The Knockduv Loop is the shorter of the two looped walks from Ballinaboola car park. It gets its names from one of the high points in the Ballyhouras that stands at 1130 feet. The trail follows forest roads that service the larger block of working forestry. The main tree species are Japanese larch, Lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce with birch, ash, Sally and Holly scattered in places. You will notice the waymarkers with the 'yellow man' in sections, these represent the Ballyhoura Way, a national long distance waymarked way of 89 km's that goes from St. John's Bridge in Co. Cork to Limerick Junction in Co. Tipperary.
On clear days, the views include the impressive uplands of the Ballyhouras themselves - see if you can spot the hen harrier flying overhead or the Irish hare sprinting ahead of you while you are out and about.
|Trail Name:||Knockduv Loop|
|Recreation Site:||Ballinaboola [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car park|
|Time:||1 hour 15 mins|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)|
|Finish Point:||Car park|
|Trail Way marking:||green|