Description of Trail
The Avonmore Way follows a mixture of minor road, forest road and track as it skirts around Trooperstown Hill and winds its way through the beautiful Claravale Nature Reserve alongside the peaceful Avonmore River with pleasant picnic spots on its banks, passing by the picturesque settlement of Clara Vale. Views of the surrounding Wicklow Mountains are magnificent and of the Vale of Clara and the mature oakwoods of the Clara Vale Nature Reserve are spectacular. The Avonmore Way offers a great connection from Rathdrum to Glendalough and the Wicklow Way.
Moderate- route is marked with yellow walking man and arrows on black.
Highest Point: 270m
Estimated time: 3hr 15min
- Start / Finish: Trooperstown Car Park near Laragh
- Grid ref:T 160 969
- GPS:53.011360, -6.274741
- Start / Finish: Stump Forest Entrance
- Grid ref:T 193 897
- GPS:52.945557, -6.225965
Terrain: mixture of minor road, forest road and forest trail
Suitable: for anyone with reasonable fitness
The Train at Rathdrum can bring walkers back north to Wicklow Town, Greystones, Bray and Dublin, or south to Wexford and to the Ferry Port at Rosslare.