Blackstairs Eco Trails

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The Old Rectory, Killedmond,, Borris, Carlow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)599773849

Discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains, County Carlow, and know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow.

The Blackstairs Eco Trail Tour offers a fully guided walk to suit all ages, through the lovely lanes, lowlands, bogs and streams of the Blackstairs mountain area and the River Barrow, County Carlow. Walk with Mary and Robert to enjoy a unique rural experience.

The two hour tour takes you through the lovely lanes, lowlands, bogs and streams of the Blackstairs and the River Barrow, County Carlow, with expert guides.

Depending on the weather, the tours will be in the foothills of the Blackstairs – low hills or no hills.

The tour starts at the Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, with tea/coffee and home-made biscuits and scones and an introductory chat about the day’s adventures at 12 noon, and then off to the Blackstairs or the Barrow…. a short drive from the Old Rectory.

After the tour you will return to Killedmond to name all you have found on the walk followed by a good old-fashioned Rectory tea which is included in the price. Most food is organically produced at Killedmond.

Walks start at 12.30pm and will last for approximately two hours, followed by tea at Killedmond. Tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 12noon -4pm.

Discounts available for large groups, schools, OAPS or private tours.