The Heartland of Ireland
Tipperary is a place of majestic beauty situated in the heartland of Ireland. Bounded by stunning mountains and serene rivers and lakes, it offers a diverse array of spectacular walking trails with breath-taking views of open countryside and rolling hills.
Trails for all
Walk and hike the many trails throughout the Munster Vales, the Knockmealdowns, Slieve Feilim, the Silvermines, Galtee Mountains and The Devil’s Bit taking in the splendour of the Golden Vale. Tipperary has walking trails to suit both the casual walker as well as experienced hikers. Here are 10 of the best:
Walk and hike through the many trails throughout the Munster Vales, the Knockmealdowns, Slieve Feilim, the Silvermines, Galtee Mountains and The Devil’s Bit taking in the splendour of the Golden Vale. Tipperary has walking trails to suit both the casual walker as well as experienced hikers. Use our knowledge and your instincts and we’re sure you’ll enjoy these wonderful walks.
Knockanacree Woods covers 41 hectares of land. It is teeming with wildlife, from sparrowhawks and red squirrel to foxes and badgers. It is particularly beautiful in springtime with the blossoming of bluebells and wild garlic.
Time: 1hr 30min
A wonderful 5km loop that utilises forestry tracks and hillside paths to provide a pleasant walking trail with views of Lough Derg and Slievenamon and distant views of the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains.
Slí Eala (the Way of the Swan) is a beautiful 10km linear walking trail that follows along the banks of the Nenagh River from the historic lakeside village of Dromineer.
Explore part of The Butler Trail, which starts at Ormond Castle in Carrick-on-Suir. This trail is also part of Suir Blueway Tipperary and follows the River Suir as far as the quaint village of Kilsheelin.
Time: 1hr 20min
Fox Covert Loop is one of two looped trails in Marlfield Wood, the other being the Glenbawn Loop. The woods are teeming with wildlife and diverse plant species, making a very peaceful place for a leisurely walk.
Follow beautiful forestry roadways and travel along the shoulder of Crohan Mountain; walk along the Glengalla River and take in fantastic views of the Knockmealdown Mountains.
The Glen of Aherlow has 8 different looped walking trails on Slievenamuck and linear walks in the Galtee Mountains.
Located in the village of Upperchurch near Thurles, this looped trail passes along quiet country roads and forestry boundaries. It has beautiful views of the Comeragh, Knockmealdowns, Galtees, Slievenamon and Devil’s Bit Mountains.
Time: 2 days
Brings you right to the heart of Tipperary’s beautiful countryside. The trail from Toor to Silvermines gives walkers a series of stunning views from a number of different mountains along the route.