Lúb an Chorrúch - Inis Mór
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Kilronan, Inis Mór, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Lúb Corruch is approximately 12km and is a moderate looped walk located on Inis Mór, County Galway.
A-B. Facing the Tourist Office, turn left and follow the blue (and green and purple) arrows for 50m to reach stone steps and a laneway on your right. (The green arrows are for a shorter loop, the purple arrows are for a longer loop). Climb the steps and follow the laneway via the Heritage Centre to join a surfaced road where you turn right. After 300m watch for a roadway on your right at Joe Wattys Bar. Turn right here and, after only 50m turn left again. You are now on the ‘lower’ road.
B-C. Follow the lower road for 1.5km to a junction with a roadway on your left signposted Teampaill Chiarain - turn left here. After 50m pass Teampaill Chiarain on your left as the loop swings right and uphill. After 50m veer right onto and follow a laneway for 500m to rejoin the lower road where you turn left. After 200m pass a signpost for Teampaill Asurnaí and shortly after watch for a stony laneway on your left. Here the Green Loop turns left - but you proceed straight ahead following the blue and purple arrows.
C-D. Follow the surfaced road for 150m to reach a grassy laneway where the loop turns left. Follow this laneway for 500m to exit again onto the lower road at a lake (Loch Phort Chorrúch) and turn left. Pass a viewing point for the seal colony on your right and watch for the ruins of a stone building on your left - turn left here.
D-E. Follow the stony laneway as it ascends to reach the surfaced ‘upper’ road where you veer left but (almost immediately) turn right. This laneway takes you uphill again - passing the sites of Teampall an Cheathrair Alainn and Leaba Dhiarmada agus Ghrainne on your way to reach a junction with the ‘coast’ road (sandy roadway) where you rejoin the purple loop and turn left. Follow the coast road for 500m to rejoin the green loop (it comes in from your left). Continue straight.
E-A. The loop begins to descend as it makes its way back to Kilronan. Over the next 2km you pass a number of tracks - continue straight at all of them. You reach a sandy beach at a T-junction (An Poll Mór) where you turn left. Enjoy the last 1km back to the village.