Distance 1.6km



Start & finish:

The name Belturbet, comes from the Gaelic words beal (mouth) and Tairbeart (isthmus or peninsula). Translated literally, Belturbet is the mouth of the peninsula. Turbet Island, beside Kilconny Bridge (car parking here) on Bridge Street is the mouth of the peninsula. Walkers will enjoy a quiet, natural, accessible trail along the River, from the carpark, past a Motte and Bailey, on to the Railway Bridge and back to the car park or on into town if you wish.


The first ever remnants in Europe of the prehistoric Woolly Mammoth were found on Turbet island and are housed in the Natural History Museum in Dublin.

Terrain Good paths

Grade Easy

Time 40 mins

The Gowlan Looped Walks all branch off from the Cavan Way 01 . Part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, West Cavan is famous for stunning natural landscapes and cultural heritage. There are three looped walks in and around the townland of Gowlan.

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Nearby Walks: Belturbet Heritage Trail 17; Woodford
River Walk, Ballyconnell 08; Killeshandra Lake &
Forest Walk 07.

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