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Ballyhoura Way

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An attractive and varied route through the lush pastureland of the Golden Vale. The Ballyhoura Way is part of the O’Sullivan Beara trail and stretches 90kms from John’s Bridge in North Cork to Limerick Junction in Co.Tipperary. The route crosses four upland stretches, one long one over the Ballyhoura Mountains (highest point Seefin, at 510 metres), two short ones over Benyvoughella Hill and Slievereagh, and then a long traverse on the southern flanks of the Slievenamuck ridge, overlooking the beautiful Glen of Aherlow. The aggregate ascent over the route is just over 1700m, and apart from a few short steep sections there are no significant climbs. Along the way walkers might want to linger at the great Norman castle at Liscarroll, in the pretty villages of Kilfinane, Ballyorgan, Ballylanders and Galbally, or the storied town of Tipperary. The terrain consists mainly of tarmac roads, forestry tracks, and open moorland and field paths. Some of the road sections are busy and should be used with care: some of the upland sections can be very wet. The Ballyhoura Way is best accessed at one of seven key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking.

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