Top forest walks in Cavan!

Dun an Rí Forest Park

Located just outside Kingscourt on the Carrickmacross Road, Dun a Rí is one of the most beautiful and historic forest parks in the country. Legend has it that Cuchullain himself rested here while fighting the armies of Queen Maeve of Connaught. There are four marked trails of varying length in Dun a Ri, all of which take you through gorgeous woodland paths amidst ancient trees and rich wildlife. Click here for directions and more information. 


Killykeen Forest Park

Between Cavan town and Killeshandra, Killykeen Forest Park is wrapped around the interlinking waterways of Lough Oughter . A famous fishing location, the park is also popular with walkers and families. With several marked walking trails and a fantastic new 12KM off-road cycle and walking trail, the Killykeen Way, linking the forest park and nearby Killeshandra. The park also boasts a shorter 3km and 5km cycle and walking trails.  Killykeen is one of the most beautiful places in Cavan to get outdoors. Click here for directions to Killykeen Forest Park.   


Castle Lake Demesne 

So much to see at the Castle Lake, just outside Bailieborough. Visitors love the 5km walk around the lake with lake views all round. More information and a map are here or follow Castle Lake Forest on Facebook.


Deerpark Forest, Virginia

A beautiful forest on the outskirts of Virginia with paths along Lough Ramor. Enjoy strolling over stone bridges, past historic sites and along the shoreline of stunning Lough Ramor. Entrance to the forest is on just outside Virginia on the Ballyjamesduff road (park at Virginia Rugby Club). Click here for more information. 


Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion

Although not all in a forest or woodland, two out of the four walks in Cavan Burren Park take you through beautiful woodland areas. The best of nature's flora and fauna co-exists side by side with spectacular megalithic tombs dotted along all of the trails. Visit for more information or follow on facebook for updates


The Bawnboy Loop

A 5Km moderate forest walk located in Carrick East forest. Follow the blue way markers on this walk  which starts with a steady climb of 130 metres up to a viewing area, where you can see down to beautiful Brackley Lough and beyond. Click here for more information 

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