Part of a group of three walks overlooking the pretty village of Tinahely the Mangan Loop is the shorter of the three. 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 Carpark and making its way to the top of Mangans Lane and following green arrows, this walk climbs fairly steeply over Garryhoe Hill, crosses open ground and descends to Mangans Lane. Good views of the surrounding countryside and Mountains and of Tinahely, especially from the higher slopes.
Markings: The route is marked with Green arrows, then Blue & Purple on the descent – Loop Trail
Estimated time: 3.5hrs
Total height climbed: 330m
Highest point: 390m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail, mountain trails and country lanes.
Suitable for: Suitable for reasonably fit 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 TO START POINT: 52.790611,-6.45555138
- GRID REF: T 04229 72155
- Nearest town located is Tinahely