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Hill Walk Barnavave Loop Carlingford

January 25

Meeting Point/s: Skerries Point Eurospar 

Time:  8:30 am to car pool , Depart 8.40 am – Máire Jones

Walk Starting Point:  Tourist Office Car Park, Carlingford Co. Louth (OSI Sheet 36 J190116)

Walk Starting Time: 10.00am

Route: Barnavave Loop (Red Trail)
Distance: 14km approx

Duration: 4 ½ to 5 hours including  breaks depending on group and weather conditions

Height: Summit 350m



Leader’s Note:

We will follow the Red Trail Barnavave Loop from Carlingford Village. Weather permitting we will get wonderful views of Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foye and Mourne Mountains.

Underfoot conditions will be a mixture of rocky/gravel track and grassy/muddy tracks.

There is a strong probability of wet/muddy sections on the route

Gaiters and Hiking Poles are advisable

Ascents and Descents generally gradual


Please contact Máire Jones by text by Friday 24th January, indicating 

  1. your name,
  2. and whether you will be meeting at Skerries or Carlingford



 Take the M1 North. Take exit 18 signposted for N52, Dundalk and Carlingford. Take 4th  exit at Roundabout, cross over M1, take 2nd exit at next roundabout onto the R173 signposted for Carlingford. Continue along R173 and then R175 for approximately 18km. Turn Left onto R176 signposted for Carlingford. Continue for 3.5km approx. Tourist Office Carpark will be on your left.

Driving Directions Google Maps


Click on +GOOGLE MAP in Venue section below for Walk Start location.


January 25


Máire Jones
Shona Geraghty


Carlingford Tourist Office
2RR7+8V Carlingford, County Louth + Google Map