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Devil's Bit Loop
Templemore, Co. Tipperary
Free to visit
This moderate 5km trail in County Tipperary showcases views of the Galtee Mountains and even more lush landscapes across counties Laois and Galway.

A satisfying hill walk on Devil’s Bit Mountain, this pleasant loop takes 90 minutes to complete.

The terrain is a mix of sandy laneways, forestry tracks, green roads and hillside paths. Gently ascending 200m, along the way you’ll enjoy stunning forest scenery, views south to the impressive Galtee Mountains and northward into counties Laois and Galway.

The loop swings around Little Rock - easy to spot with its mass rock, shrine and further up a white cross marking its summit. Take the short spur up to the cross on top for some spectacular views out to Lough Derg and the Slieve Blooms, and beyond to Slievenamon, the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains.

Once you’ve embraced all those rugged panoramas and finished the loop, you’ll find restaurants, pubs and cafés in nearby Templemore.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Dogs allowed:
    Time:1 hour 30 minutes
    Nearest town start:Templemore
    Nearest town finish:Templemore
    Start point:Devil's Bit forest car park, close to Barnane village
    Finish point:Devil's Bit forest car park, close to Barnane village
    Waymarking:Purple arrow on yellow background
Why we like it
  •  Devil’s Bit Mountain is so called thanks to the legend that the devil took a bite out of the mountain, broke a tooth while doing it and that became the Rock of Cashel! 
Tips from locals

During your visit see history laid before you at Templemore Abbey ruins, the Black Castle ruins and McCann Barracks.

Contact details
Devil's Bit Car Park,Templemore,Co Tipperary,Republic of Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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