Starting from the map board at Stralongford follow the blue (and purple) arrows along the minor road for 200m to cross Stralongford Bridge. Follow the road for a further 300m to reach a Y junction – take the sanded forestry roadway on the left. Continue to follow this sanded roadway for 800m to reach a junction with a roadway (and old buildings) on your left. Turn left here. Continue to follow the blue and purple arrows as the loop follows the forestry roadways for approx 5km to reach a junction overlooking the Yellow River. Turn left here.
Now follow the blue arrows as the loop takes you downhill along the bank of the Yellow River. After 1km you cross the river and follow the blue arrows along forestry roadways and farm lane ways to return to the trailhead.
LENGTH OF WALK: 10km
TIME: Approx 3 hours to 3 hours 30 mins
DOGS ALLOWED: No
FACILITIES NEARBY: Drumshanbo 7km – cafés, pubs, restaurants and accommodation
WALKING TERRAIN: Minor roads and forestry tracks
WALK ASCENT: 290/180m
SUGGESTED GEAR: Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing are required
TRAILHEAD/STARTING POINT: Stralongford, Aghacashel
DIRECTIONS TO THE STARTING POINT: From the village of Aghacashel after 1km turn left at the signpost for Ballinaglera and travel 6km to reach T-Junction, turn right. Follow this road for approx 1km to a sharp right bend with forestry roadway on your left. The trailhead is located on the map board at the start of the forestry roadway.