Walking Trails

The South Court Hotel has located only a short drive to many routes including forest walks and hill-climbing routes. Our dedicated reception team are more than happy to schedule an early morning ake up or give you guidance and advice on some of the best walking trails in Limerick and its surrounding areas.

Limerick City Three Bridge Riverside Loop

Limerick City located on the banks of the Shannon is descended from Viking times. The Loop takes in the main medieval quarter of Limerick City including the 13th century King Johns Castle, St. Marys Cathedral and the Treaty Stone as well as a selection of river wildlife. The loop is generally undertaken in an anticlockwise direction and the River Shannon should be on your left at all stages of the walk.

Clare Glens

The Clare Glens is a wooded area along the banks of the Clare River, which separates counties Limerick and Tipperary. The scenery is breathtaking, with wild dense forest combined with the calm rushing of the crystal clear waters. The Glens consist of a picturesque red sandstone gorge through which the Clare River flows and displays numerous waterfalls. These loop walks are part of the network of National Looped Walks and are marked using the standard National Looped Walk directional arrows.

Glenstal Wood

The Slieve Felim region is an area between Limerick City, Nenagh, Thurles, and Tipperary – and so-called because it is dominated by the Slieve Felim Mountains. It is a place of quiet beauty and natural rural charm. This loop gives fantastic views into north Co. Limerick and South Tipperary. The return section overlaps with the Slieve Felim Way - a long-distance walking route which stretches almost 36km from Murroe in Co. Limerick to Silvermines Village in Co. Tipperary. This loop walk is part of the network of National Looped Walks and is marked using the standard purple National Looped Walk directional arrows.

Cratloe Woods

Located just 15 minutes from South Court Hotel, Cratloe woods is an ideal location to enjoy a pleasant woodland walk, cycle or enjoy a relaxing outdoor picnic whilst taking in the views of the River Shannon and Galtee Mountains. There is also a children’s playground that visitors can avail of. Cratloe Woods has a mix of small pockets of native oak and newly planted coniferous trees spread across 700 hectares