At the top of the Slievenakilla valley, the new Sliabh an Iarainn Way touches the pass. The Slievenakilla Way leads downhill from here to join the Leitrim Way at Ballinaglera.
There are magnificent views of Lough Allen to be seen while accompanying the Yellow River on its picturesque journey to the Lough. There is a Mass Rock 1km from the Way.
Once in Ballinaglera, there are several loop walks and a short walk to the Lough shore. Ballinaglera hosts Sweat Houses, Holy Wells, a “Giant’s Grave” and many Ring Forts. Ballinaglera is 30 mins. North of Carrick-on-Shannon, on the road between Drumshanbo and Dowra. (R207)
The Kingfisher Cycle Trail passes through Ballinaglera.
Length: range from 1km to 9.5km
Time: from half hour to 3 hour walks
Highest point: Slievenakilla – 276m/905ft
Terrain: rural roadways
Features: Ballinaglera hosts a Sweat House, Holy Wells, a ‘Giants Grave’ and many ring forts. The Kingfisher Cycle Trail also passes through the village.
OS Sheet Numbers: 26
Map Reference: 995 230 starting point – parking beside church