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51 1 Day Treks to explore in Leinster

Leinster

Leinster is one of the provinces of Ireland, situated in the southeast and east of Ireland. The ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has prompted further sub-division of the historic counties.

Annagh Hill
Annagh HillAnnagh Hill, Annaghgap, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Annagh Hill is a mountain summit in the region in the county of Wexford, Ireland. Annagh Hill is 454 metres high with a prominence of 230 metres. It overlooks the villages of Monaseed and Hollyfort to the south, across the valley of the Blackwater stream.

Arderin
ArderinArderin, Glenamoon, Co. Laois, Ireland

Arderin is a mountain on the border of County Offaly and County Laois. It is the highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The mountain is only Irelands 399 highest point and sits at an altitude of 527m.

Barrow Way
Barrow WayBarrow Way, Spa St, Droughill, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland

The Barrow Way is a 114km long distance walking trail along the River Barrow in the South East of Ireland. It rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the southern midlands, and flows to join its two ‘sisters’, the Nore and the Suir, before flowing into the Celtic Sea at Waterford Harbour. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Waterways Ireland.

Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock MountainBlack Rock Mountain, Mandoran, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border.The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain. Black Rock is the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster. A good greenish trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Blackstairs Mountain
Blackstairs MountainBlackstairs Mtn, Knockymullgurry, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Blackstairs Mountain is a prominent hill on the main ridgeline separating Carlow from Wexford. The hill’s prominence means views are good in all directions, mostly over flatlands, but dominated by the mast-arrayed peak of Mount Leinster to the north. It is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den

Blackstairs Mountains
Blackstairs MountainsBlackstairs Mountains, Slievegar, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Blackstairs Mountain in southern Leinster, is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den. One of the iconic trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Brandon Hill
Brandon HillBrandon Hill, Brandonhill, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Brandon Hill is Kilkenny’s highest point. It is 515 meters high and has an ascent of 300 meters. It is situated 4 kilometers South-SouthWest of Graiguenamanagh and 7 kilometers east of Inistioge. Its beautiful walk includes country roads, forest tracks and hillside paths as it winds its way to the top of Brandon Hill.

Bray Head
Bray HeadBray Head, Newcourt, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Bray Head hill and headland located in northern County Wicklow, Ireland, between the towns of Bray and Greystones. It forms part of the Wicklow Mountains and is a popular spot with hillwalkers. The headland and adjacent lands were designated under a Special Amenity Area Order in March 2008.

Bree Hill
Bree HillBree Hill, Bree, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Bree Hill is a Coillte forest which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value. The geology of the hill is Ordovician rhyolite, a silica rich rock which was produced by a volcanic eruption roughly 400 million years ago. During this period the newly formed hill was probably a small island surrounded by a warm, tropical sea.

Camaderry
CamaderryCamaderry, Whitshed Rd, Killincarrig, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Camaderry is the 90th-highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale,[3] and the 112th-highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. is situated in the southern sector of the Wicklow Mountains range, and forms a broad horseshoe around the valley of Glendalough with the hydroelectric station at Turlough Hill.

Carn Clonhugh
Carn ClonhughCarn Clonhugh, Derrynacross, Co. Longford, Ireland

This is a hill in County Longford, Republic of Ireland. It lies north of Longford, between Drumlish and Ballinalee, in the parish of Killoe. At 278 metres above sea level, it is the highest hill in the county and has a television mast on the top which rises 123 metres above the peak of the hill. The hill has extensive views of the landscape below. The forested land obstructs most of the view from Cairn A, but Cairn B has an extensive panorama from WSW to SSE.

Clermont Carn
Clermont CarnClermont Carn, Anaverna, Co. Louth, Ireland

Clermont Carn is a 510m high peak in the Cooley Mountains in County Louth, Ireland, which is also home to a main 2RN transmission site. It is a chambered cairn and National Monument located in the Cooley Mountains, County Louth, Republic of Ireland.

Cloghernagh
CloghernaghCloghernagh, Corrasillagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Cloghernagh is a 800-metre mountain in County Wicklow in Ireland. It is situated in the southern sector of the Wicklow Mountains range, and is part of the large massif of Lugnaquilla 925 metres (3,035 ft), Wicklow's highest mountain. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Cooley-Halbinsel
Cooley-HalbinselCooley-Halbinsel, Commons, Co. Louth, Ireland

The Cooley Peninsula is a hilly promontory in the Irish County Louth , which is formed in the northwest of Carlingford Lough, who is also the border with County Down in Northern Ireland forms. To the south is Dundalk Bay. The highest point is Slieve Foy, which at 588 m is also the highest peak in County Louth. The most important settlements on the peninsula are Carlingford , a founding of the Vikings , Greenore and Omeath .

Croghan Mountain
Croghan MountainCroghan Mtn, Raheenleagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

This is the 211th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 258th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Croghan is situated at the far southeastern end of the Wicklow Mountains on the Wicklow and Wexford border, in Ireland. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do.

Djouce
DjouceDjouce, Powerscourt Paddock, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Djouce is one of the most accessible of the higher Wicklow Mountains at a height of 725 metres above sea level. Views from Djouce include the Dargle River valley and Powerscourt Waterfall which is the highest falls in Ireland or Britain. The area is a good jumping off point for accessing the mountain area of Djouce, War Hill, White Hill and Maulin and the Glensoulan valley. It also gives access to the Wicklow Way.

Forth Mountain
Forth MountainForth Mtn, Forth Commons, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Forth Mountain is a rock outcrop rising to a height of 780 feet just south west of Wexford town. No other mountain in Ireland can boast of 500-600 million-year-old rock, a pivotal location in the 1798 Rebellion, the remains of houses built in the early 1900s, a grotto, and a climb of almost 235m high.

Glendalough
GlendaloughDerrybawn, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. It is also a recreational area for picnics, for walking along networks of maintained trails of varying difficulty, and also for rock-climbing.

Glenealo Valley
Glenealo ValleyLugduff, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Glenealo Valley is a national nature reserve of approximately 4,838 acres located in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It was legally protected as a national nature reserve by the Irish government in 1988. The reserve is primarily an open valley set within the Wicklow Mountains, with a large plateau area of peatland and mixed heathland.

Great Sugar Loaf
Great Sugar LoafGreat Sugar Loaf, Glencap Commons South, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Great Sugar Loaf at 501 metres, is the 404th–highest peak in Ireland. Its isolation from other hills, steep slopes, and conical shape makes it appear much taller than it’s 501m height above sea level. It is composed of Cambrian quartzite and is an erosion-resistant metamorphosed sedimentary deposit that once formed part of the ocean floor. A good treking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Map of 1 Day Treks to explore in Leinster