WALKING THE SLIEVE BLOOM MOUNTAINS IRELAND

Slievebloom Walks is a centre based walking holiday which allows you to stay in a traditional Irish home at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the heart of the Irish countryside for the duration of your trip and enjoy local hikes.

 

You can enjoy a selection of classic Irish walks that take in the most striking scenery on the Island barely meeting anyone. Each of the villages of the Slieve Blooms have signed and mapped loop walking trails where you can enjoy terrific hiking and beautiful scenery.

Walking

Here you will find some of the best walking opportunities in Ireland, whether you want just a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hill-walk. This peaceful retreat has a wide variety of Walking Trails to suit every type of walker.

 

  • Long distance walks The Slieve Bloom Way links with the Offaly Way at Cadamstown
  • Day Treks from Glenbarrow to Clonaslee, Clonaslee to Cadamstown, Cadamstown to Kinnitty.
  • A variety of Loop Walks at Glenbarrow near Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown, Kinnitty
  • Eco Trails at Glenbarrow, Cadamstown, Knockbarron, Glenafelly and Gorteennameale.
  • Wild Life, Wheelchair accessible and Heritage Walks at Lough Boora Parklands just 10k from the Slieve Blooms

 

There are day treks from village to village or you can walk the Slieve Bloom Way over 3- 4 days.

 

Our self guided walking holidays give you the freedom to set your own pace. If you prefer we can arrange a walking guide. The terrain of the Slieve Blooms is ideal for the lifestyle walker and very suitable to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

 

The Slieve Bloom Walking Club welcomes visitors to join them on their weekend walks. Programme of walks can be found on their facebook page Slieve Bloom Outdoors.

 

You can choose from Self Guided Walking Break, Mid Week Breaks, Weekend Breaks, Walking and Heritage Breaks, Slieve Bloom Walking Festival.

 

Customer Reviews

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 10% of hotels worldwide on Trip Advisor and receive the Traveller’s Choice Award 2020

  • star rating  I stayed here overnight for an adventure race in the village. I had a warm Irish welcome on arrival with a cup of tea and a wee cake. ... read more

    Liam F
    8/20/2019

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    kelleyschuler
    10/23/2019

    star rating  Arrived here completely wet, but it was nice and well-organised. Nice breakfast, also very pleasant and decent lady. The building itself is quite well-maintained, with a beautiful virginia creeper all... read more

    CorkFergal
    8/03/2020
  • star rating  Our trip in Kinnitty was very fantastic. Chris welcomed us during two weeks. The room was really clean and beautiful. It’s a great opportunity to try mountain bike available in... read more

    valentinmetz
    8/05/2019

    star rating  We were so pleased that we selected Ardmore Country House for our three-night stay. Chris was super helpful during our stay and we found her very friendly, easy-going and a... read more

    Irelandin2019
    11/01/2019

    star rating  First of all, Chris our hostess was awesome!
    She steered us in the right direction for sights we would be interested in and not too far away. The breakfasts are... read more

    Ms_Jamie_Sz
    10/03/2019
  • star rating  Myself and 2 friends stayed 6 days in this lovely home. We were impressed the moment we arrived. Our room was roomy, even with 3 beds, lovely antiques, beds and... read more

    retiredfa68
    9/29/2019

    star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    1018heathero
    10/25/2019

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    kelleyschuler
    10/23/2019
  • star rating  Just returned to the UK after 4 great nights at Ardmore Court House. The house is beautifully decorated with great rooms and an amazing garden. Chris is a fabulous host... read more

    RODBurystEdmunds
    8/11/2019

    star rating  We stayed but one night and wished we had had longer. Christina is the ultimate as a warm and welcoming hostess. From welcoming us upon our arrival with tea and... read more

    Dan E
    10/27/2019