Cnoicín’s Loop Walk on Cape Clear Island is bound to take your breath away…
Looking for a simple loop walk for the family? Cnoicín’s Loop Walk on Cape Clear Island is an easy grade and takes less than two-hours to walk!
Cnoicín’s Loop Walk Route
From the mapboard at the Information Office / Shop follow the green arrows (and red arrows for the longer Gleann Loop) along the roadway to reach a roadway on your left. This is the point to which you will return – for now continue straight.
Follow the green and red arrows as the road ascends. After 200m you will reach a 3-way junction. Keep left and shortly afterwards you’ll see splendid views of South Harbour. After 600m you’ll reach a 3-way junction near a hostel – the red loop continues straight on here – but you turn left.
Follow the roadway as it ascends gently. After 500m, note that the red loop rejoins from your right. After only 200m watch for a marker which directs you left through a stone stile and onto what was an old Mass Path. Follow the red and green arrows as the track takes you across an area called the Cnoicíns (the little hills) and exits onto a surfaced road where you turn left.
The road takes you back to the junction mentioned above – 20m from the island shop and restaurant.
|Start / Finish:||Tourist Office|
|Estimated Time:||1hr 45min|
|Minimum Gear:||Walking boots, rain gear, fluid, and a mobile phone.|
|Ferry Timetable:||Check details here|