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Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

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Cuilcagh Lakeland UNESCO Geopark:  The Geopark takes in 2,500 hectares on the northern slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain.  At 665 meters (2188 feet) above sea level, it is the highest point and the only true mountain in this part of the island of Ireland. [30 minutes’ drive from The Keepers Arms

Cavan Burren Park:  Chose from over 10km of trails in the amazing Cavan Burren Park from accessible trails to bog bridge trails over limestone bedrock and past some of the finest prehistoric features in Ireland. [40 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms

The Stairway to Heaven:  The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, also nicknamed the Stairway to Heaven Walk, is located in Co. Fermanagh. [30 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

The Cavan Way:  This is one of the oldest walks in the Geopark. It is a beautiful hill & valley walk between Dowra village & Blacklion village offering a total of 26 km of beautiful trails. [40 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Killykeen Forest Park:  This wonderful park offers 4 marked trails and a family cycle trail. Killykeen lies on the shores of Lough Oughter and there are plenty of water fowl and birds to be spotted. A great family day out. [30 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

The Bawnboy Loop:  Located just outside Bawnboy village this walk takes in a steady climb of 130 meters to the viewing area where you can see down to Brackley Lake. [2 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Slieve Rushen Walk: This trail begins in Bawnboy village, before starting the gentle assent into the Slieve Rushen Mountain, with stunning views the higher you go and different loops to take. [2  minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Woodford River Walk: Enjoy a circular walk along the river, through open fields onto Annagh Woods, which is part of the old Ballyconnell Demesne with many native Irish trees before returning alongside the canal. [10 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms]

Kingfisher Cycle Trail:  This cycle trail is the first long distance cycle trails in Ireland and follows minor country roads through the counties of Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Donegal and Leitrim. The trail naturally falls into two main loops, so it can be cycled as two separate routes or as one continuous figure of eight.  . [2 minutes drive from The Keepers Arms

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