Claragh Loop starts at St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet following the purple arrows out of town up through forestry and onto the hillside where it circumnavigates Claragh Mountain. It uses laneways, hillside tracks and paths and there is an option to follow white arrows on a detour to the summit.
Start at St Patricks Church Millstreet, follow the purple arrows downhill on Clara Road. After 500m the roadway turns right and passes a grotto on your left – immediately afterwards turn sharp left onto a laneway called Singleton’s Road. Continue to follow the purple and yellow arrows uphill to reach an entrance to the forestry on your right. Turn right here and follow the forestry roadway as it sweeps uphill. After 500m you exit the forestry over a stile on your left and follow the edge of forestry to reach a 3-way junction where the Duhallow Way turns right (into forestry) but you continue straight. This is the point from which the loop ‘proper’ begins – you will be returning to this point from the right later.
Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland
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