LOUGH AN LEAGH
Start & finish:
Follow signs to Lough an Leagh from the Bailieborough – Kingscourt Road (R165). The name Lough an Leagh is derived from the Irish ‘Lough an Leighis’ meaning ‘Lake of the Cures’. Parking available at the top of the mountain near the picnic area and the mass rock. There is a fairy fort to the right of the mass rock affording spectacular views.
Follow the Adrian’s Way sign 100m down the main road from the Mass rock. Turn left, through the kissing gate, and on to the forested area. You’ll see expanses of heather which are home to many insects and birds. On a clear day, Cuilcagh Mountain is visible.
Turn left towards the mast and viewing point. From here it is possible to see the Irish Sea. Continue on the path through the forest, until it splits in three. Take a sharp right. After 1km, arrive at a public road. Turn right to return to the Mass Rock.
Terrain Mountain and forest paths
Time 1hr 30 mins
Nearby walks: Dun an Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt 05;
Castle Lake and Forest Walks, Bailieborough 03.