Want to hike through the Ballycroy National Park? The Letterkeen Loop Trail Head offers you a 12 km loop, which will offer you some of the most beautiful landscapes of the park! The circuit, accessible to walkers of average level, is a great opportunity to get away from it all and reconnect with nature.
The 3-hour Letterkeen Loop Trail Head starts at the Brogan Carroll Bothy, and is a loop, 12 km long.
It runs clockwise and features climbs and descents, some of which are steep. The highest point is 311 meters and you will have to cross a pass, belonging to the Nephin Beg mountains.
To do this trail, you will have to follow a signposted route (purple arrows), which will take you along an old cattle track, a narrow path through the trees, a sandy road, a forest road and the bank of a river bordered by the forest.
Picturesque, it’s a beautiful, quiet and secluded walk with lovely views of the Ballycroy Park wilderness.
Above all, go equipped with the right gear: walking shoes, backpack, windbreaker, sweater, water and food are a minimum. The circuit is adapted to most walking levels: you will sometimes need a bit of stamina during the unevenness, but the whole thing is pretty well done, if you are used to walking for several hours.
Prefer to go in good weather, when the sky is clear. The panoramas will be even more beautiful!