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WALKING AND HIKING IN LEITRIM

There are plenty of beautiful walks and hikes in Co Leitrim.  Here are just a few. 

Aghacashel is situated between Drumshanbo and Ballinamore (N3 to Ballinamore, N4 to Carrick on Shannon) on the Sliabh an Iarainn Mountain.Iarainn Mountain is the beautiful rugged mountain in County Leitrim, which ascends 585 meters from the eastern shore of Lough Allen.

Walkers will stand in awe at the breathtaking panoramic views over the west and midlands of Ireland, or wonder at the amount and variety of flora and fauna encountered and foxes, hares, rabbits, badgers, ravens and peregrine falcons.

CRUMMY LOOP WALK

A-B. Starting from the map board 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.

TULLYLACKAN LOOP WALK

A-B. Starting from the mapboard at Stralongford follow the blue (and purple) arrows along the minor road for 200m to cross Stralongford Bridge. The purple arrows are for the longer Bencroy Loop. 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 building) on your left. Turn left here.

B-C. 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 (Abhainn Bhui). Note that the longer Bencroy Loop (purple arrows) turns right here – but you turn left.

C-A. 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 laneways to regain the trailhead.

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