Just over an hour from Dublin and Limerick and two hours from Cork and Galway the Slieve Bloom Mountains are easily accessible from all corners of Ireland. On a clear day, one can see the high points of the four ancient provinces of Ireland. Located in Laois and Offaly they are centre of natural activity.
Hike, horse ride off the beaten track, or try out the brand new Mountain Bike Trails with all different levels depending on your ability. For more accomplished riders who want high-speed action, there are currently 35km of new mountain bike trails (MTB), with trailheads at Kinnitty and Baunreagh. These trails, which are waymarked in one direction and designed especially for mountain bike use, vary in difficulty.
For walkers who want to get off the beaten track and connect with nature, you will find a great choice of walking trails ranging in distance from 4km to 70km.
Choose from 17 Slieve Bloom Looped Walks of varying length from trailheads at Kinnitty, Cadamstown, Clonaslee, Glenbarrow and Monicknew.
The Circular Slieve Bloom Way can be accessed from any of the trailheads at Kinnitty, Cadamstown, Clonaslee, Glenbarrow, Monicknew.
Organised walks take place on most weeks throughout the year — details of upcoming walks can be found here: