Climbers Inn to Lough Acoose
CLIMBERS INN TO LOUGH ACOOSE
Walk from the Climbers Inn through an ancient field system to the banks of Lough Acoose and back. From Climber’s Inn, follow the road north-east for about 1 km before turning onto a path at a sign that says Walking Route to Bridia Valley Cross Country.
The rest of the way is marked by posts with a little yellow hiker icon. You will pass through 19th-century ruins, a stark reminder of the fact that Ireland is the only country in Europe to have a lower population density now than in the 1800s as a consequence of the Great Famine. The area surrounding Lough Acoose is bogland that has preserved signs of a Bronze Age settlement, including ancient field systems and cooking pits.
Bog conservation is a hot topic in environmentalism because of bogland’s ability to absorb carbon and because this kind of ecosystem hosts a lot of biodiversity, including many rare species of plants, animals and insects.
Climbers Inn To Lough Acoose
Glencar, Reeks District
From Killorglin, follow the Annadale Road for 1.2 km before turning right.
Follow this road for 13.5 km. After Lough Acoose, stay left at the next cross. Park at or near The Climbers Inn.
Good walking shoes, water and a snack.
Ordnace Survey Ireland Discovery Series 78.
Park at The Climbers Inn.