Part of a group of 3 walks overlooking the pretty village of Tinahely the Kyle Loop is the longest and toughest walk but the rewards are plentiful. The route starts in the village and is a loop so will bring you back to the start point. You’ll trek through a variety of terrain from quiet country lanes to forests to open mountain.
Starting at Kilcommon Bridge, climbing Mangans Lane and following purple arrows, this walk works its way around the lower slopes of Garryhoe and Ballycumber Hill as far as Kyle and then climbs over the Hill to return to Mangans Lane. Good views of the surrounding countryside, mountains and of Tinahely, especially from the top of the Hill.
Markings: The route is marked with Purple arrows – Loop Trail
Estimated time: 6hrs
Total height climbed: 535m
Highest point: 420m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail, mountain trails and country lanes.
Suitable for: Suitable for fit, experienced walkers
Notes: Parts of the route are on exposed mountain; full mountain equipment required.
How to get to start point: Carpark at Kilcommon Bridge
- GPS START POINT: 52.790611,-6.4555138
- GRID REF: T 04229 72155
- Nearest town located is Tinahely