Where to begin
Blaze your own trail in Cavan
Walk along lake-dotted landscapes or atmospheric forests with a flask of coffee and a companion or three. Visit the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Geopark, a special place spanning the uplands of Cavan and Fermanagh. A highlight is Cavan Burren Park and its four marked trails. By foot, Neolithic Ireland reveals itself quietly as you stroll along. Nearby, the Cuilcagh Boardwalk or ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is on everyone’s bucket list. Cycle the ‘Killykeen Way’ a gloriously beautiful 12km cycle trail linking Killykeen Forest Park with the lakeside village of Killeshandra.
Perhaps walk the 26km national waymarked trail, the Cavan Way from Dowra to Blacklion past the Shannon Pot – the source of the mighty River Shannon.
Distance: 5km | Grade: Easy
Terrain: Canal shore and forest path
Part of Fáilte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network
Blacklion Village is situated in the North West of County Cavan at the foot of Cuilcagh Mountain.
Terrain: West Cavan Uplands
A stunning walk through the uplands of West Cavan
A bucket list experience. Wooden boardwalk to a viewing platform on Cuilcagh Mountain summit with breathtaking views. 11km Grade: Difficult
Distance: 6km Grade: Easy/Moderate Terrain: Forest path
Part of Failte Ireland’s Looped Walks Network
Wrapped around Lough Oughter. Walking and cycle trails inc the Killykeen Way greenway, picnic benches, lake swimming, coffee, toilets. Home to CABU lodges.
Distance: 12km greenway linking Killykeen Forest Park and Killeshandra Terrain: Tarmacked path
Trailhead: Killykeen or The Pleasure Lake, Cavan Road, Killeshandra
Distance: 7 km | Grade: Moderate Terrain: Minor road and trackway
Start at St. Patrick’s Hall in Glangevlin
1km walking trail along the River Erne. Picnic benches. Home to the Dreamscape outdoor art exhibition.