Slieve Bloom Way Walking and Hiking Trail, Laois and Offaly Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 27, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Laois
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance102.97 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude164 m
  • Peak452 m
  • Climb1791 m
  • Descent1783 m

The Slieve Bloom Way is moderate a 85km (4 day) long distance walking trail in Counties Laois and Offaly in Irelands mid lands. It is approximately 85 km (52 miles) long and takes on average 4 days to complete. The hiking route officially begins and ends in Glenbarrow near the village of Rosenallis, County Laois but you can join the trail at any number of points along its length. The Slieve Bloom Way takes in the the isolated Slieve Bloom Mountains which are full of character, stories and legends. The trail itself is along mostly forestry tracks, tarmac roads and paths beside streams and over open moorland, some of which can be wet and muddy. Typically the entire route is broken down into 4 key stages of approximate equal length or duration. You can also break some of these longer stages into smallers part to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience one of the best walks in Ireland. There is accommodation available in the towns and villages close to and around the route.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction proper map and compass navigation techniques.