Distance 3.5km / 6.5km
Start & finish:
Located just outside Bailieborough on the Shercock Road (R178). Follow the path keeping the lake on your left. Further along there is a crossroads in the path. For the shorter walk, take a left and loop around the lake. For a longer walk (6.5K) continue straight on, looking out for the graves of the Marist brothers who once occupied Bailieborough Castle.
Continue left, crossing a small river and reaching a t-junction. Take a right and cross the river towards an old foundry. Re-trace your steps, cross back over the river, this time going straight on towards the Bog Lough on your right. Turn left to head back towards Castle Lake, this time keeping the lake on your left. There is a fairy fort half way around the lake above the pump house. Follow the path back to the car park.
Terrain Forest and lake shores on secure paths
Time 45 mins / 1hour 45 mins
Points of interest: 1798 Rebel Hill Memorial; Sarah’s
Well; Marist Brothers Graves; Foundry.
Nearby walks: Lough an Leagh 10; Dun an Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt 05.