Walking Trails

Traversing a landscape rich in geology, archaeology and wildlife, Ballyhoura country offers spectacular walking in the ancient and un-spoilt landscapes of north Cork and east Limerick and accounts for 10% of Ireland's Looped Walks in Ireland.
Whether your interests lie in short looped walks or long hikes along the Ballyhoura way, whether you prefer guided walks or to organize your own walks independently, walkers of all abilities will be invigorated by the sheer beauty and tranquillity of the area.

Path Way Porters is a unique service that will transfer your luggage to your next nights accommodation along your walking route holiday. Kevin can also organize guides along the way should you so wish and walking suggestions. Susie our Local also takes small groups on guided walks or refer to our Event Calendar for Walking Clubs Ballyhoura Bears  

Britton Outdoors is a Limerick based company which runs mountain skills courses, guided hikes and family orienteering sessions and offers a range of activities outlined below:

  • Mountain Skills training courses - accredited by Mountaineering Ireland and run by an approved Mountaineering Ireland tutor
  • Bespoke mountain navigation courses
  • Guided hikes in the Galtees, Knockmeldowns, Commeraghs and Ballyhoura’s
  • Bespoke walks to suit your family or group’s needs.


The Ballyhoura Trails Guide app is your personal guide to the loop walks of Ballyhoura Country, where a world of outdoor adventure, history and cultural heritage is waiting to be explored.
Available in four languages including English, Spanish, German and French making it accessible to visitors from across the globe.

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Click the following links for more information on the various walks on offer: