GLIN HERITAGE WALKING TRAILS

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Now is a great time to take in our beautiful scenic walks in Glin. The weather is mild and the conditions are perfect to take in the Knights Walk, Knockaranna and the coastal ‘path’. The Knights Walk is spectacular. You can enter from St. Paul’s Heritage Centre opposite Glin church and follow the trail south through The Race Field where many important race meetings were held in the last century. Then on to Rook Hall Wood, through to Furry Hill Wood, Beech Walk and on to Tullyglass Hill where you will find the Viewing Platform. From here use the binoculars provided to take in the wonderful vista. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding counties of Kerry, Clare, Galway and Tipperary. To the west you can see Cnoc an Oir in Ballybunion, to the North West Scattery Island, Loop Head, Slievecallan and a magnificent sweeping view of the Shannon Estuary. It’s a fabulous walk and you will observe a variety of native woodland flora and fauna and take in the majestic species of beech, oak, ash and holly trees. The wild garlic is in full bloom and the Foxgloves are getting ready to don their wonderful pink gloves! It is a distance of 4KM and is rated of ‘moderate’ difficulty. Good walking shoes are essential and don’t forget to bring mobile phone, a drink and a snack. Knockaranna and The Path are rated ‘easy’ and would suit casual walkers and are also beautiful scenic routes. Brochures outlining the routes are available from local shops in Glin. Plan ahead, Prepare and ‘Leave no Trace’ .

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