GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mount Leinster

3 miles (5 km)

Climb to the 796-metre-high (2,612ft) summit of Mount Leinster on this challenging walk in the Blackstairs Mountains. The mountain is located on the border of CountiesCarlowandWexford, near the town of Borris.
The walk starts from the Nine Stones car park, a landmark point at the foot of Mount Leinster on the L3005. You then follow a car free tarmac road to the summit where you will find a2RNtransmission site with a mast height of 122m. There's also wide ranging views over the countyside of Wexford, Carlow, Kildare and Waterford. On a clear day you can see all the way to Wales.
This is the easiest route to the summit, running for about 1.5 miles, so it's a 3 mile hike in total. Look out for wildlife including wild horses which can often be seen grazing on the hillside.
To extend the walk you can continue east from the summit to East Top and Black Rock Mountain, the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster.

Mount Leinster Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you can pick up the Barrow Way, a 100km walk following the River Barrow from Robertstown,County KildaretoSt Mullin's,County Carlow.


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The Nine Stones

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Road to Mt Leinster summit

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Mt Leinster

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Mount Leinster

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