Windmill Loop – Kilbranish Loop
OSI Discovery Map : Series 68
Grid Reference :S846 568
Sat Nav : 52.656196 -6.753040
The Windmill Loop has uphill sections and a good surface suitable for families with young children. Large wind turbines fill the skyline on the summit of nearby Greenoge Hill. This is beside the deer park and many can be seen before dusk. Both loops partly follow The South Leinster Way along forestry road as it ascends to the top of Kilbranish Hill and on to Croaghan with its standing stone. The routes, in the shadow of Mount Leinster, offer wonderful views of the Clody Valley with particularly fine views from the summit of Croaghan over the plains of South Leinster.
From Bunclody, head north on the N80 for 300m; turn left onto Barkers Road (sign-posted Mount Leinster). After 4km, the walk starts in the car park on the right.
Views of the Clody Valley, Sika deer, windmills, standing stones on Croaghan Mountain.