The Cavan Way

Distance 26km


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Located in the heart of the UNESCO Cuilcagh Lakelands Global Geopark in West Cavan, the linear Cavan Way is a beautiful hill and valley walk between Dowra, a small village near the source of the River Shannon and Blacklion.

The first section of the Cavan Way follows the course of the young Shannon River to its source at the mystical Shannon Pot. The walk travels along quiet country roads, valley landscapes and riverside paths.  The Cavan Way traverses through the megalithic landscapes of Cavan Burren Park affording breathtaking views of Lough MacNean and Cuilcagh Mountain before descending into the village of Blacklion, where a visit to the Market House Visitor Centre is a must for refreshments and more information on discovering the Geopark.


Detailed maps of the Cavan Way can be found in the Market House Visitor Centre.

Terrain Varies between public road, forest track, open ground and established trails

Grade Strenuous – The Cavan Way is a long distance route and should not be undertaken without adequate preparation.

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Nearby walks: Sean Eamon Ruairi Trail 09 ; Gowlan Loops 15 ; Blacklion Village Trail 14 .

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