A 8km walk with clear views of Monaghan & neighbouring counties.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) The Four Counties Trail begins at the Shirley Arms Hotel and weaves its way out of town along the Shercock Road, past the Fever Hospital and the Workhouse.
(1) The trail takes the country lane through to Reilly’s Cross, straight on past the garden centre and next left to the high ground in Barnadonagh. Take a moment here to savour the 4-Counties vista, Cavan, Meath, Louth and Monaghan, anticlockwise from the west.
(2) The trail drops down to the crossroad and then climbs straight ahead by the laneway (the ancient Shercock Road) to the Dunogue Fort. Enjoy the views on the way back to town.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 148ft - Shirley Arms Hotel
1 : mi 0.68 - alt. 180ft - Reilly’s Cross
2 : mi 1.75 - alt. 217ft - Crossroad
D/A : mi 4.9 - alt. 148ft - Shirley Arms Hotel
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A 7.5km walk through rural farmland dotted with trees, lakes & drumlins.
A 9.6km ramble taking in leafy limestone terrain from Treacy's hotel.
Route goes through Darkley Village past Darkley Mill & Chimney, off-road past Darkley Lake, follows narrow roads past Darkley Lake, Tullynawood Lake, Gentle Owens Lake, Clay Ringfort & Souterrain and Clea Lake, Then along Clay Road, past Cargaclogher Ancient Enclosure and descend to Keady. We take a short loop, past Keady Monument and Old Mill to finish at the Tommy Makem Arts & Community Centre. This is a hilly walk and, on the lane/track past Darkley Lake, it can be rough underfoot and wet.
Our route is via Clea River, past Keady Mill, Keady Glen, Keady Viaduct, Glen Road and through Keady Glen Park to Annvale, Then along Annvale Road, Granemore Road, Tassagh Road to cross the Clea River, Batchelor's Walk, Keady Road, Killyreavy Road, Iskymeadow Road, Tassagh Viaduct and along Dundrum Road to finish at Tassagh Bridge. The first 5.7 miles of this walk is hilly, the rest climbs gradually along the Callan River Valley to Tassagh Bridge.
A 21 - 27 mile walk through the Hills, along the Rivers, past the Mills and around the Lakes of Keady Village in County Armagh.
Our route is via Dundrum Road upstream along the Callan Valley through Granemore Crossroads, along Lower Darkley Road to cross the Callan. Then along Annvale Road past Linen Vale and back over the Callan, across the A29 to follow Mountain Lodge Road past Aughnagurgan Lake, Mountain Lodge Church and Darkley Forest. Pass onto Upper Darkley Road, along the north-eastern side of Tullynawood Lake, over the Callan and on past Darkley Mill & Chimney to finish just north of Darkley Village.
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