Walks for experienced hillwalkers
B Walk – Walk 1 – Magic, Myth and Moonlight Under the Stars – Night Hike€20.00
Walking at night-time is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try something out of the ordinary. Putting on your boots after sunset can make for a great adventure and no better place than on the Blackstairs Mountains which takes on a whole new atmosphere in darkness.
Spectacular views of the lowlands of Carlow can be enjoyed, in the presence of welcoming guides from local walking clubs who have regular night hikes all year round.
B Walk – Walk 11€15.00
This pleasant four-to-five-hour walk takes in the stunning natural features of the South Blackstairs Mountains and the historic South Carlow area.
B Walk – Walk 12 – Getting the most from your walking trips – introduction to hillwalking€15.00
French man, Emmanuel Chappard who lives in County Carlow has a passion for making the great outdoors accessible to all. This mountain walk provides an insight into the skills required for hill walking to ensure you get the most from future walking trips.
B Walk – Walk 13€15.00
Newly developed the Kilbrannish Trail links the set of trails in Kilbrannish North and South Forests to make one complete circuit.
B Walk – Walk 14€15.00
This walk commences at Rathnageeragh Castle (in ruins) before ascending Slievebawn and then descending into Tomduff.
B Walk – Walk 15 – History and Heritage of the Blackstairs Mountains€15.00
The Blackstairs Mountains has a fascinating historical heritage. This five-hour mountain walk explores its history with a focus on standing stones, ancient rock art, raths, dolmens and old settlements.
B Walk – Walk 4 – The Natural World€15.00
Wit and wisdom come aplenty with Éanna Ní Lamhna, environmentalist and RTÉ personality. Walkers are sure to learn lots about the habitats and natural world of the Blackstairs on this pleasant walk to John’s Hill and the windmills at Greenoge, before passing by Croaghaun and Rossacurra and then finishing in Myshall Village.
B Walk – Walk 5 – History and Heritage of the Blackstairs Mountains€15.00
The Blackstairs Mountains has a fascinating historical heritage. This five-hour mountain walk explores its history with a focus on standing stones, ancient rock art, raths, dolmens and old settlements. While still a mountain walk, time will be taken to look and talk about sites of historical interest and the overall history of the area. Normal hill walking gear is required.
B Walk – Walk 6€15.00
A good introduction to the landscape of this beautiful mountainous area offering fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and some of its main peaks including Blackstairs Mountain (735 metres) and the historic site of Caher Roe’s Den and Carrigalachan Gap (463 metres).
B Walk – Walk 7 – Nine Stones to Kildavin€15.00
From the Nine Stones walkers will enjoy some stunning views as they drop down to the cattle grid on the Mountain Road, before travelling around to Tomduff and up to the cairn on Sliabh Bán and returning to the Nine Stones vantage point.