Killeshandra Loop

County Cavan
4 reviews
Grade Easy
Length 5.9 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 60 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Town Lough car park
Finish Point
Town Lough car park
Nearest Town to Start Killeshandra
Grid Ref. H 311 077
Lat. and Long. 54.01702, -7.52493

Half a dozen of Cavan's famous lakes encircle the village of Killeshandra. This peaceful loop threads its way on lakeshore paths, forestry roads, grassy paths and minor road through a lovely low-lying lakeshore landscape covered in woodland of mixed broadleaf and coniferous trees.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark, MacNean Resource Centre, Blacklion, County Cavan, F91 NWV7
Tel: 071 9853692


Car park

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 27A
4 trail reviews
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Dereck & Jacqui from Antrim

Jacqui and I are avid walkers traveling the country in search of good walks, this fantastic walk is on our doorstep and we have only just discovered it, we really enjoyed the walk, it was so peacefull and the scenery was awe inspiring. Sadly we agree with previous contributors with regards the state of the toilets at the start point. They are shameful and the County Council should get a grip of the situation particularly if they want more visitors to the town.Note from the National Trails Office:

We have been contacted by Cavan County Council and they do not own the toilets – these are owned by the local community. The County Council will pass the comment on and work with them to resolve any issues.

david from Derry

This walk is very relaxing and beautiful, full of gorgeous woodlands and a great challenge for beginners. The only bad thing was my children wanted to use the toilets before we set off and they were absolutely disgusting and a disgrace to the local council. Knock these down and rebuild with new ones and you have top marks. I had to use them but I was nearly sick so sort them out Killashandra Council.

Stephen leech from _none

Easy walking trail for all ages, well marked, takes about an hour to complete.

chris from Down

Lovely trail through forest and along the lake shore. Takes about one hour. Very safe and peaceful.

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