Walks from Lough Allen to Carrick in downstream sequence:
The information provided on this page is based on desk research.
It is planned to include some notes
based on experience of walking the routes. Comments from
individuals who have walked the routes would be most welcome.
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The Shannon Pot
19 km; 5 hrs; Start: Map 26 G991267|
Although not a Waterways Walk, some may be interested in walking
north from Dowra along the Cavan Way and visiting the Shannon Pot,
the source of the Shannon. Dowra is on the Leitrim Way - see below
- about 16 km north of Drumshambo.
The Cavan Way provides a pleasant hill and valley walking connection between the Leitrim Way at Dowra and the Ulster Way at Blacklion village. For further information about the Cavan Way contact:
Cavan County Council
Tel: +353 (0)49 31799
The Leitrim Way
Up to 100 km; Start: Map 26 G967110|
Fewer, Michael. 1996. The Way-marked Trails of Ireland. Gill & Macmillan
See Chapter 9, The Leitrim Way. This chapter includes
a description of the southern section of the Leitrim Way
commencing at Drumshambo.
The distance from Drumshambo to Manorhamilton
is approximately 50 km. Many will enjoy the first few kilometers
which include panoramic views over Lough Allen. A two hour walk should
provide a nice introduction to the Leitrim Way.
For further information about the Leitrim Way contact:
Leitrim County Council
Tel: +353 (0)78 20005
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, 1:50,000 Series
- Map 26, Lough Allen and part of Shannon-Erne Waterway
Ordnance Survey of Ireland, Discovery Series 1:50,000
- Map 33, Lough Key, Acres Lake, and St John's Lough to Lough Forbes
Map 26 is disappointing. At the time of writing the version available in
the shops in Dublin is dated 1984. The way-marked trails are not shown on the
map. Hopefully the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland will publish a more
up-to-date version shortly. East West Mapping
may be able to provide maps of
The Leitrim Way and of
The Cavan Way.
Entrance to Lough Allen Canal
Lough Allen Canal
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