Keady - A Walk thru' History

A 21 - 27 mile walk through the Hills, along the Rivers, past the Mills and around the Lakes of Keady Village in County Armagh.

Technical sheet
No. 15888541
A Armagh walk posted on 15/10/21 by Sean Davis. Update : 18/10/21
Author's time Author's time : 1 day
Distance Distance : 20.75mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 968ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 971ft
Highest point Highest point : 768ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 240ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Armagh
Starting point Starting point : N 54.248673° / W 6.703968°

Step by step walk

This walk needs several days, please find the details below.

Keady to Tassagh Bridge

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.

Tassagh Bridge to Darkley

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.

Darkley to Keady

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.

Useful Information

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