Walking / Hiking
Cavan to Clones railway walk
This unused and dismantled railway makes a great walk. Although the terrain under foot is smooth this is quite a long walk hence the moderate rating.
Clones is located nearby to Knockatallon which has numerous walking trails suitable for various levels of walkers to the area.
The Knockatallon Looped Walks are a series of four looped walks in the Sliabh Beagh hills of north Monaghan, including the Tra, Rock, Bragan and Esh walks. They range from 6 to 10 kilometres in length; two of which are on quiet country roads that are suitable for all abilities and two of which are over more challenging terrain such as forest tracks and open moorland. Here you will find one of the finest examples of blanket bog in Ireland; a special environment that supports some of our most threatened wildlife such as the Hen Harrier that we have adopted as the symbol for this series of walks. The main trailhead for the walks is the Sliabh Beagh Hotel. Sets of walking cards are available and the walks are well way-marked using colour-coded discs and double-pointed arrows so that the walks can be followed in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Trail furniture includes metal footbridges, picnic tables, mapboards and interpretive panels. Sections of the Tra and Bragan walks coincide with the Sliabh Beagh/Ulster Way so that some of the waymarking posts will include a number of discs and arrows.
Rossmore Forest Park
Forest and lakeside walks; nature trails; viewing points; picnic areas; toilets and car park. Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan Telephone:(047) 81968 website: monaghan-outdoors.com
Dartrey Forest, Rockcorry
Dartrey Forest, was formerly the estate of the Dawson family. It is currently managed by Coillte as a commercial forest. The Forest is bordered by a Famine wall which stretches half way along the road from Cootehill to Rockcorry. The landscape of the forest and surrounding area is particularly beautiful, being composed of a series of lakes joined by the Dromore River.
Contact hotel Reception for details