Bóthar Na Naomh is a short looped walk at the village of Cloone. The area is a quiet, scenic, rural landscape with typical limestone wetland vistas of riverbank, damp meadows, woodland, bog and lakeshore.
It runs north-south through the village to access old paths that have been reinstated across deciduous woodland and cutaway bogs. The total length of available trails is 5.75 km. The trail is marked both ways and there are options for the walker to take shorter or longer routes around the trail. The entire trail is surfaced with loose gravel, most of it is at least 2 m wide and the gradient is very low.
Bóthar Na Naomh derives its name from an old route connecting the early monastic site in Cloone Village to the burial ground on Caldragh Hill nearby. The northern section of the loops follows this route. Other parts of the loop unitise more recent pathways to the school, church, the village and/or the bog.
LENGTH OF WALK: 5.75km
TIME: 1 hour
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes – on a lead
FACILITIES NEARBY: Shop, pubs
WALKING TERRAIN: Level
SUGGESTED GEAR: Comfortable walking shoes