Map of Durrow Leafy Loop Guide

Enjoy a full 13.2 mile loop around the Durrow valley.

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Durrow Leafy Loop Guide
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Moderate: 13.2 miles, Half day
Other Information: Family Friendly
 
Overview: The Leafy Loop around Durrow is a good 5.5 to 6.5 hours of a 13.2 mile or 22 km walk. it climbs to 100m at The Ballagh and will require good health and good boots. The good news is that it is worth it - it's a glorious walk through forests, by rivers, up hills to oversee the valley and down into the charming village of Durrow itself.

The Leafy Loop is a longer version of the Dunmore Loop walk which follow the same route until a divergence just before Clonageera House on the other side of the village. You get to see many of the fine sights along the way then climb to see the magnificent valley. It's an extra 4+ miles, but if you're fit, it is well worth it.

This walk is well signposted with a variety of posts along the way. Purple arrows indicate the signs for the Leafy Loop and have been placed with thought and care by people who are keen to keep you on the right path at all times.

Tips: A sturdy pair of boots and raingear are recommended for this walk which is on grass and soft ground a lot of the time. Please observe the country code of closing all gates and taking your litter home. Bring some water to keep you healthy and binoculars to enjoy the abundance of fauna along the way.

Unfortunately, dogs are forbidden on the Leafy Loop walk. Our access to farmlands has been negotiated with land owners strictly on this basis. Even dogs on a leash can cause problems (for the walkers more than the animals) where livestock aren’t used to them, and while much of the walk is in woodland some stretches pass through farmland where horses, cattle and sheep are grazed and need to be kept free of dogs.

Be aware of catching Lyme Disease on the walk by looking at the link Tick Tock Ireland on the right hand column.

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Start of Leafy Loop
Junction
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Right along the river
Water
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Over the metal bridge
Water
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Flora & fauna noticeboard
Information
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Castle and obelisk
Viewpoint
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Swan Road turn off
Junction
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Into the forest
Junction
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Dunmore demesne car park
Parking
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Beech trees
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Sweet chestnut tree
Landmark
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Leafy path
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Green moss location
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The Big House
Landmark
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Nore river
Viewpoint
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Divergence of Gully and Nore rivers
Water
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New Bridge
Junction
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Two rivers meet
Water
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Knockatrina House
Viewpoint
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Off limits - turn right
Junction
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Woodlands wonderland
Viewpoint
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Brick memorial
Landmark
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The swing
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Leafy Loop turn
Junction
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The Ballagh
Viewpoint
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Gate Lodge
Junction
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Towards the Bishop's tree
Junction
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Back on the Erkina
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Erkina flora
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