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Bocadh Lodge Walk

Bocadh Lodge
  • Distance: 7km / 2.5hrs, follow red arrows
  • Services: Clonsalee (11km), Mountrath (11km)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Terrain: Forestry road, grassy lane, public road
  • To suit: HIgher than average level of fitness
  • Min. gear: Walking boots, fluids, snacks, hiking clothing, mobile phone

At 7km, the Bocadh Lodge Walk is the longest of the three trails that starts out from Monicknew trailhead. This trail crosses both dark forest and open unplanted lands, giving good views to the boglands and forests below. The trail mostly follows forest road and crosses some farm tracks also. Please ensure that any stiles that are crossed or gates that you go through are left as you found them. The ruins of Bocadh lodge are passed along the trail leading back to the car-park.

Directions to Monicknew trailhead

Monicknew is about 11.5 km south of Clonaslee on the road to Mountrath via the Cut road. Coordinates: 53.0702 -7.5432.

monicknew forest

Ownership & Management

The Monicknew Looped Walks pass through Coillte owned forestry.

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