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Looped Walks

Tory Hill - Frochans Loop

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Mullinavat
Kilkenny
Republic of Ireland

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Tory Hill - Frochans loop:
A-B. Starting from the car park, enter Carrickinane Woods through a metal barrier. Follow the purple (and green) arrows along the forestry track for 500m to reach an uphill track on your left. This is the point from which the loop ‘proper’ begins and to which you will return on your homeward journey. Continue straight ahead.

B-C. Continue to follow the purple (and green) arrows – ascending gently along the forest roadway for a further 1.5km to reach a left bend near the top of Tory Hill. The easier green loop continues straight here – you turn left following the purple arrows along a grassy path heading to the summit.

C-D. The loop ascends quite steeply now to reach the large cross which marks the summit. From here take the narrow track which leads downhill to reach the end of a forestry road and concrete foundations (these were for masts that were previously proposed at this site). You rejoin the green loop here and continue straight onto a grassy downhill track.

D-A. Follow the grassy track downhill and turn left when it joins a forestry track. After another 200m you rejoin the forestry road you left on your outward journey (see B above). Turn right here – it’s only 500m to the trailhead.

Descriptions
Distance

4km

Estimated Time

1hr - 1hr 30mins

Grade

Moderate

Minimum Gear

Hiking boots, raingear and fluid

Services

Mullinavat (3km)

Terrain

This loop follows forestry roads and woodland tracks in Carrickinane Woods and takes you to near the top of Tory Hill with views of the countryside below.

Theme

Nature

Trailhead

Car park at Tory Hill, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny OS Sheet 76, S586 227

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