The Ballyhouras have become a focus for various recreation activities in recent years, notably due to the development of the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails by Coillte in partnership with the Ballyhoura Heritage & Environment ltd.
In October 2015, it is planned to start construction of the Castlepook Wind Farm. In the interest of public safety, use of the “Castlepook Loop” or Red Loop and the “Streamhill Loop” or Blue Loop from waymarker 50, will be unavailable to the public during construction of the wind farm. Normal access will be restored upon completion of the project in August 2017.
Alternative bike trails were constructed in early 2014 which was part funded by the project providing an alternative to the ‘Castlepook loop’ bike trails while construction of the wind farm is in progress. These additional trails, which are approximately 3.8 km, will remain following completion of the wind farm, providing a significant permanent enhancement of the trail system.
The Ballyhoura Way and all other walking trails remain open to the public but with restrictions on the Glenanair Walk (Canon Sheehan Loop) as shown below.
The Ballyhoura Way and all other walking trails remain open to the public, but with restrictions on the Glenanair Walk (Canon Sheehan Loop) as shown below.