7. KILLESHANDRA LAKE & FOREST WALK

Distance 6km

KILLESHANDRA LAKE & FOREST WALK

Map 7-symbols

Start & finish:

The walk begins at Town Lake (known locally as the Strand) along the R201 Road outside Killeshandra. Walk along the lake shore for 500m then follow the raised path along the Belturbet Road. Cross the road carefully at the marked point, go through the stile and follow the trail into the forest.

 

The forest is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna with walkers likely to see red squirrels, pine martins, blue damselfly. Follow the path between Broomspark and Tullyguide Lakes (1.5km) until reaching a crossroads. Continue straight on staying on the marked path or turn left for a longer trail to Killykeen Forest Park*. Turn right at Portnaquin and left at the next junction. Take the next right across the field in front of Pleasure Lake to the picnic area. Turn right and head back to Killeshandra.

 

*Cyclists should begin the trail from Killeshandra to Killykeen at the
carpark at the Pleasure Lake (known locally as the Green Lake).

Terrain Forest tracks and lake shore paths

Grade Moderate

Time 1 hour 30 mins

Nearby walks: Turbet Island, Belturbet 16; Killykeen Forest Park 04; Woodford River Walk, Ballyconnell 08.

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