Knockmealdown Active Walkers at Bay Lough

Mount Anglesby – Bay Lough Alternative Loop Walk

Today’s walk featured a small group due to the sponsored cycle in Ballyporeen. We took a very nice alternative looped walk from Mount Anglesby to Bay Lough and then across the mountain, through the forest, onto a forest track and back to the cars. You can download the walk on ViewRanger here.

This is an 8.75km loop walk and a nice alternative to the well walked, and spectacularly pretty, waymarked trail you can take to the lough, returning via Loughglenbridge and Kilballyboy Wood picnic area.

This version climbs to the ‘lookout’ point at the far side of the lake, then walks along the ridge behind this point and takes a well walked track along the wall at the forest break crossing two glens before returning down to a forest track through the forest.

Don’t take this route if it has been raining heavily as it will be almost impossible to cross one or both of the glens. The ground underfoot will also be very boggy later in the track.

This is the track as we took it:

Bay Lough Walk Map

And here are a few photos from the outing:

Path to Vee Valley

Vee Valley View

Path over Bay Lough

Clogheen and Galtee Mountains

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