Ballyhoura Way - Greenwood

Trail description

The Ballyhoura Way is a long distance waymarked route that covers 80 km.  The route starts at St. John's Bridge in Co. Limerick and ends at Limerick Junction Railway Station in Co. Tipperary.  It is marked on the ground by the 'Yellow Man' walking symbol.  

This section goes though expansive tracts of forestry - largely conifer but with pockets of broadleaf interspersed throughout.  The Way gradually ascends the gradients to open mountain, offering wonderful views of the surrounding green countryside and rural towns and villages on clear days.  On Carron Mountain, 1470 feet, there are a number of cairns.  For nature lovers, keep your eyes peeled for hen harriers, fallow deer and red squirrel.  Strong chances are that one will also happen upon mountain bikers using the largest single track mountain bike network in Ireland.  Enjoy. 

Trail Name: Ballyhoura Way - Greenwood
Recreation Site: Avondale Forest Park  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Forest Entrance
Length:17 km
Time: 6 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 230 m
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: Forest entrance
Trail Way marking:yellow