A 9.6km ramble taking in leafy limestone terrain from Treacy's hotel.
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 red trail starts at Treacy’s Hotel. Turn right onto the R179 and take the next right onto L8820. Continue for 2.2km, passing Lough Fea & Lough Fea Castle on the left.
(1) Turn left onto Magheraboy Rd and continue for 1.2km towards Carrickmacross Town.
(2) Turn left off Main St onto the R178 signposted for ‘Shercock‘ and continue for 200mtrs, keeping left onto Mullinary St and continuing straight up the hill for 2km.
(3) Continue straight downhill across a staggered crossroads. After 200m continue straight at the crossroads, seeing Old Carrick Mill Distillery on the left. Continue straight for 1.7km to the crossroads.
(4) Turn left and continue for 1.3km to Treacy’s Hotel.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 105ft - Treacy’s Hotel
1 : mi 1.88 - alt. 131ft - Magheraboy Road
2 : mi 3.04 - alt. 154ft - Parnell Street
3 : mi 4.67 - alt. 157ft - L4920
4 : mi 5.93 - alt. 226ft - Intersection
D/A : mi 6.96 - alt. 105ft - Treacy’s Hotel
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