The Slieve Bloom Mountains near Ballyfin are among the least explored areas in Ireland, and are fantastic to explore by foot with a guide, from quaint villages in the foothills to views stretching across half the counties in Ireland at the top.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains are a hill walker’s paradise, and rambling through its hidden valleys and woodlands with a local guide is a great way to appreciate this lovely part of Ireland. Strolling through the foothills, you will encounter quaint villages, where the locals will take the time to talk to you and take a genuine interest in you.
Much of the higher reaches of the mountains has been designated as an Environmentally Protected Area, and it is said that you can see half the counties in Ireland from the top of the Slieve Blooms.
County Laois, Ireland
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