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Great Southern Trail - Section 2 (Newcastle West - Barnagh)

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Easy
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Limerick
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Greenway
Length (Kms): 8.00
Climb (m): N/A
Estimated time: 2hr 4min

Description of Trail

This section of the old Limerick to Tralee railway in West Limerick which has been redeveloped as a walking and cycling trail is uphill most of the way although the gradients never exceed 2%. The section includes three level crossings, a high bridge, crossing over a minor road and a viaduct. Shortly after the viaduct the railway was incorporated into the N21 nand becomes a dedicated roadside tarmac cycleway for 2km with excellent views. There may be gates across the trail at which cyclists will have to dismount.

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The Southern Trail is generally a Class 2 walking and cycling trail

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