Walshestown and Knockmullgurry Slí na Sláinte walks
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Ballymurphy has two Slí naSláinte routes Walshestown Slí - 7.5km and The Knockmulgurry Sli is 7.7km Both afford wonder ful hillside views and bracing mountain air. Ballymurphy is a village in County Carlow, on the R702 regional road.
Ballymurphy is a village in County Carlow, on the R702 regional road. Ballymurphy has two Slí naSláinte routes. Both afford wonderful hillside views and bracing mountain air.
Walshestown Slí - 7.5km
The Walshestown Sli is 7.5km in length and starts at the Community Centre. It follows the road past the old corn mill and then left through The Sweep and the Conifer Wood. Turn left along the Bog Road continue over the Holocouse River and past the limekiln on your right. Follow the road as it rises steeply turning left to begin the descent. Walk the winding road back to Ballymurphy Village and turn left at the school to bring you back to your starting point.
The Knockmulgurry Sli is 7.7km in length also starts at the Community Centre. Follow the route as above, past the Conifer Wood. B-C. On reaching the Bog Road (on your left), continue along the Knockmulgurry Road past Sturra peak and Cahier’s Den (lair of the famous high-waymen). Notice the walls of the old Tower House and the ‘Scionsa’ or Spring Watercourse on the mountain.
Continue along this high scenic road for over 1km, turning right at the T-junction, walking back past The Sweep to starting point at the Community Centre.