Trailhead: Aghacashel, Co Leitrim
Services: Aghacashel, Drumshanbo (9km)
Dist/Time: 12km / 3hr – 3hr30mins
Terrain: Minor roads, forestry tracks, country lanes.
To Suit: Average levels of fitness
Min. Gear: Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid, snack, and mobile phone.
A-B. Starting from the mapboard at Jackie Lee’s Shop and Post Office follow the purple (and blue) arrows along the roadway for 200m to reach a grassy laneway on your left – turn left here.
[Note: The blue arrows are for the shorter Aghacashel Loop.]. Continue to follow the purple and blue arrows for over 1km to reach a crossroads where the Aghacashel Loop (blue arrows) turns left – but you turn right.
B-C. Now follow the purple arrows as the loop takes you through a section of forestry to reach a surfaced roadway at a 3-way junction in the townland of Crummy – turn left here.
C-D. Continue to follow the purple arrows along the minor roadway for approx 2km to reach a sanded roadway where you turn left.
D-E. The loop now takes you across a section of bogland before joining a surfaced roadway and turning right. After 2km you join the L3306 and turn left. After 300m cross Aghlin Bridge continue to follow the purple arrows along road for 2km to rejoin the blue loop and, shortly afterwards, regain the trailhead.
Directions to Trailhead
From the town of Drumshanbo follow the signs for the L3306 in the direction of Aghacashel and Aughnasheelan. After approx 7km you reach Aghacashel – the trailhead is located at the mapboard beside Jackie Lee’s Shop and Post Office on your right.
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