Hill Walking and Cycling
Base yourself in Cahir House Hotel and you’re never too far from one of our many walks or cycling trails.
You may just want to wander down forest trails, taking in unspoilt scenery while working up an appetite or take long treks through a little scrub and follow grassy mountain trails. One thing is for sure you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a cycle or walking route in Tipperary.
Cahir is an ideal central location for walking enthusiasts. There are three major mountain ranges nearby, The Galty Mountains, The Knockmealdowns and The Comeraghs, plus the solitary and majestic Slievenamon.
Cahir Looped Walks
Located just 2.5km from the Hotel, Scaragh Woods can be accessed by car via the Mountain Road in Cahir. Simply turn right on Abbey Street and follow the road to Scaragh Woods which is home to the Cahir Looped Walks.
There are a number of routes which all start and end at the same points, each one varying in length and difficulty. This newly developed trail has three options to choose from: the Green Trail (3.8km – 20mins), the Blue Trail (4.8km – 1hr 40mins), the Red Trail (6.2km, 2hr 20mins).
Just 15 minutes by car from the Hotel, Glengarra Woods is located on the southern slopes of the Galtee Mountains and can be accessed via the R639. From Cahir, follow signs for Cork as far as Exit 11, before taking the R639 towards Skeheenarinky. Entrance to the Woods is signposted and parking is available.
There are two trails to choose from. The Red Loop is 2km and easy, while the Millennium Trail is about 7km long and takes 2.5 hours.
St. Declan’s Way
St. Declan’s Way is a pilgrim walking route linking Cashel in County Tipperary and Ardmore in County Waterford. It follows the route that Declan took when going to Cashel to meet Saint Patrick in the fifth century.
The trail begins at the carpark of the Rock of Cashel passing through Cashel, Cahir, Ardfinnan & Goatenbridge in South Tipperary. It then crosses the Knockmealdown Mountains into West Waterford going through Mount Melleray, Lismore, Cappoquin, Aglish and finishing at St. Declan’s Monastery in Ardmore, Co. Waterford.
The route can be accessed from the back of the hotel, while also serving as a stop off spot, whether to relax, recharge or refuel for the journey ahead.
For a more leisurely stroll during your stay at the hotel, the Coronation Walk at the back of the hotel offers the perfect relaxing activity, while also providing fun for the little ones with a Fairy Trail. This 2km stretch is an easy walk towards the Swiss Cottage offers views of Cahir Park Golf Club, the River Suir, and the trail extends further into the woodlands at Cahir Park.