A-B. With your back to Hogans Pub, turn left and follow the purple (and green) arrows along the surfaced road. The green arrows are for the shorter Grange Loop. Walk for 500m to reach the entrance to Grangecrag Woods on your right. Turn right here.
B-C. Follow the woodland track for 300m to reach the site of an icehouse where you veer left. After another 200m you reach a 3-way junction - turn right here, still following the purple and green arrows. Continue to ascend along the forest road to reach a 3-way junction where the green loop turns right onto a grassy trail - BUT you turn sharp left.
C-D. Continue to follow the forestry road as it gently ascends for more than 1km to reach a T-junction where you turn right.
D-E. After 300m you reach a junction with a track on the left which takes you uphill to reach the Tower. Continue to follow the purple arrows along the forest road - some fine views of the surrounding countryside open up on your right before you reach a junction at a surfaced road. Do not exit - instead veer right onto the forestry road.
E-F. Follow this road for about 500m to its conclusion where the loop veers left and crosses open ground to reach mature broadleaf woodland. Shortly after entering the woodland the loop turns right and descends along a stream to exit onto a ‘green’ track where it rejoins the green loop and turns left.
F-G. Continue to follow the green and purple arrows along the woodland track for almost 1km to reach a surfaced road.
Turn right and downhill here.
G-A. Enjoy the 300m back to the trailhead in the village.
The Crag Loop takes the same initial route from the village as Grange Loop. However it diverges to the left following the turn after ‘the icehouse’. It talks walkers up through the mixed forest to the Wellington Monument folly at the summit of the Crag Hill. From its highest points, the views from the walk route on top of the Slieveardagh Hills are spectacular starting with the Kilcooley estate and extending to the west and south across the wide central plain of Tipperary to the hills and mountains of bordering counties from Cork, Limerick, Laois and beyond. The marked forest path takes you along a winding ridge with superb views to an area of old deciduous wood. Here it criss-crosses by bridges and steps a fast-flowing stream. At the base of the final set of wooden steps the you follow the trail to your left, join the Grange Loop and circle back to the village