Bailieborough Castle Lake Loop (PJ's Way)

County Cavan
3 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 3.7 km
Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 30 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Blue arrow
Start Point
Castle Lake car park
Finish Point
Castle Lake Carpark
Nearest Town to Start Bailieborough
Grid Ref. N 670 994
Lat. and Long. 53.93929, -6.97871 / 53.93928826, -6.97871222

The Loop begins and ends at the car park in Castle Lake Forest and follows blue arrows around Castle Lake. There are some spectacular views over the lake and of the surrounding countryside from the highest point. All on forest road, it is reasonably level with some gentle climbing and descent.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Cavan Tourist Office, Farnham Street, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan
T: +353 49 4331942


Car park

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 35
3 trail reviews
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Carol from Cavan

Castle Lake is on my doorstep but I've only recently visited. Use the coordinates provided to get here as the signage is non existent. The tarmac car park with picnic benches looking onto the lake is very pretty. I did the Castle loop that took me just under one hour, at a leisurely pace, around the perimeter of the lake. This route, although firm under foot for able bodies, wouldn't be suitable for buggies or those with limited mobility, in my opinion. The route was mostly litter free which was welcoming. Well worth visiting

Paul Mc Ardle from Louth

Beautiful area any time of year.
Location of old castle could be signposted better, but altogether a memorable place to visit.

Chris from Down

Beautiful walk around the entire lake. Lovely views the entire way round. Well worth doing!

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