Broadford to Ashford Way

  • Broadford Ashford Walking Trails

This walk linking the 2 villages of Broadford and Ashford provides a variety of terrain, views and ambience.

Leaving the picturesque village of Broadford you enter a pleasant tree lined avenue which will lead you onto a dairy farm (fenced). The adjoining glen has oak, ash, hazel and other native Irish trees growing naturally.

On exiting the farm path you walk a quiet country road. The landscape which stretches to the Shannon Estuary is spectacular.
The next section leads you through a Coillte forest. Passing over quiet streams and listening for the call of the cuckoo in Summer or a glimpse of the hen harrier you reach a roadway.

Go left, following the yellow arrows and shortly enter the second section of Coillte forest which will lead you down a country lane until you exit to overlook stunning views of Limerick as far as Knockfierna, the Ballyhouras and beyond.

The final section of the walk leads you down the Cobs Road to the village of Ashford, part of the parish of Killeedy where St. Ita founded a monastery in the 6th century. 

Distance: 20 km

Start: Broadford, Co. Limerick

End: Ashford, Co. Limerick

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Guide: Download the Broadford to Ashford Way trail guide here.

This is a physically demanding trail which has some sections with steep climbs and the going underfoot can be extremely rough. Suitable for users accustomed to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Newcastle West

Broadford, Co. Limerick

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