The Slieve Bloom Mountains Nature Reserve is a protected area, and as such there are a range of activities which are not allowed or which need a permit.

Camping is prohibited

Drone usage is prohibited

Shooting is strictly prohibited on the Nature Reserve

The use of recreational vehicles such as quad bikes and scramblers is strictly prohibited.

The following require a permit from the NPWS

School/college groups


Filming or TV work

Commercial walking tours (we request all walking groups of 20 or more to consult in advance in relation to routes).

Army exercises

Dog trialling

All other commercial activities

Please contact NPWS for any enquiries.