The Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary

Grange Stone Circle © D.Gorton
Galtymore, Co Tipperary

The Glen of Aherlow is a quiet country valley just south of the town of Tipperary stretching for about 16 miles of lush countryside. The Glen sits between the Galtee mountains to the south and the Slievenamuck Ridge to the north. Galtymore is Ireland's highest inland mountain (all of 919 metres high!).

Walk the West explores the Galtee Mountain range and its lakes. Walkers enjoy the spectacular views across the patchwork of green fields with bursting-at-the-seams summer hedgerows. We may even scale Galtymore - at 919 metres it is the highest inland mountain in Ireland. This is a gorgeous unspoilt walker's paradise.

We take in pre history and early Christian sites as well as more recent relics such as abbeys and dry stone walls built in famine times on our walks. In addition, there are colourful stories from early Irish independence days rooted in this area. Our guide is an excellent source of local myth and local history.

Walk the West accommodation here is right in the Glen of Aherlow with sweeping views across to the Galtees - a central place from which to visit Grange Stone Circle at Lough Gur in County Limerick.

This area of the Golden Vale of Ireland, as it is known, provides a wonderful contrast to the wild and rugged beauty of the Beara Peninsula.