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The Loop of Laghile and Loughaun


Trail Overview Details

Grade: Moderate
Format: Circular
Trail Quality: ***
 
County: Tipperary
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Other
Length (Kms): 5.75
Climb (m): 27
Estimated time: 1hr 20min
Start point: About 1km off the Old Birr Road on The Lime Avenue leading into Sopwell Woodlands
Start point grid ref: R 978 926
End point: About 1km off the Old Birr Road on The Lime Avenue leading into Sopwell Woodlands
End point grid ref: R 978 926
Nearest town to start: Cloughjordan
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheet 53
Dogs Allowed: No
Facilities: Car parking, shops, restaurants/cafés, accommodation
Public transport: Cloughjordan Train Station 6kms
Map guide available: N/A

Waymarking

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Description of Trail

Starting in Sopwell Woodlands (Coill na Lathach), an old woodland site, the walk passes through the townlands of Lahile (An Leathchoill) and Loughaun (an Lochán), a diverse landscape of woodlands, bog and boreen. A footbridge over the Silver Stream leads to Scohaboy Bog LIFE site, an SAC, home to a unique tapestry of peatland life. One of the most successful community supported conservation efforts of its kind in Ireland, Scohaboy Bog is an award-winning raised bog restoration project and a 1000m bog-bridge crosses the restoration area, passing a spur to a viewing platform with expansive views south over the high bog to low lying hills with a high point of Keeper Hill (Sliabh Coimeálta). Exiting onto the old bog road and crossing the Silver Stream a sheltered boreen leads to the Old Birr Road, left to Laghile Woods and back to the trailhead on the forest path network.

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Comments

Use of trail limited to daytime hours
Dogs are not permitted on the raised bog section of the trail.

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