Mount Anglesby to Bay Lough Alternative Loop Walk
There are quite a few Mount Anglesby to Bay Lough Alternative Loop Walks, Baylough is such an attraction it seems a pity to leave it out of any walk in the area, but we particularly like this 7.3km alternative loop. Mount Anglesby is the area directly out the Cappoquin/Lismore road from Clogheen, the parking area for this walk is on the right hand side at the top of the straight stretch above the Hospital and School which leads into a number of forest trails.
Instead of taking the route directly to Baylough from Mount Anglesby, turn off to the right following forestry tracks and stream beds to the open mountain on the Tipperary side of Baylough lake.
Taking this route you will emerge at the topmost viewing area in Baylough from where you can walk down to the more traditional route back to Mount Anglesby. The views across the Galty Vee Valley from the ridge behind Baylough are some of the best you’ll find – simply breathtaking.
Just be aware that parts of this track are quite wet so it is best avoided in wet weather and you will certainly need proper walking boots, runners won’t get you through it.
You can download the route for free here from ViewRanger and use your mobile phone to guide you along the walk. You can do this walk in reverse if you wish, just bear in mind that the track back down the mountain to the Mount Anglesby road is just a stream bed and can be difficult to find, so it is advisable to bring the route on a phone if you are doing it in this direction.
Bring proper walking boots, rain gear, a drink, snack and a fully charged mobile phone.