Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Clare
  • Distance4 miles
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0 mph
  • Min altitude364 ft
  • Peak919 ft
  • Climb663 ft
  • Descent656 ft

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Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve is located in the north-east edge of the Burren plateau and is a good example of karst topography containing three distinct vegetation communities including woodland, scrub, grassland and pavement. This NR has a variety of features and is suitbale for families with tracks for walking, etc. Slieve Carron is easily accessible by a track at the southern end of the cliffs where the hillside falls in large steps over a much gentler slope. The top of the mountain is a plateau with a cairn and spectacular views over the Burren.

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