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Brittas Lake Loop

  • Distance: 6km / 2 hours 30mins
  • Services: Clonaslee Village (2km)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Terrain: Forestry road, tracks
  • To suit: Medium level of fitness
  • Min. gear: Sturdy walking boots, fluids

Trail Directions

This walk starts at the Coillte Trailhead site on Brittas Avenue. Follow blue arrows along by the River Clodiagh where you will spot the ruins of a bridge, a weir and a pump house that served Brittas house.

Much of the trail passes through mature trees and it touches on the secluded Brittas Lake.

From the forest entrance, follow forest road, with River Clodiagh on your left. Keep straight at first foot bridge. Slieve Bloom Way joins route here.

Continue on forest road. River on left. Pass over a series of stiles and a second footbridge. Exit forest.

Follow lane between fields to small tar road. Cross road and take forest path to Brittas Lake. Follow path around lake. Join forest road.

Follow this through forest and keep straight at first junction to cross roads. Cross track onto forest path into Clonaslee village Green and turn right at the bridge and back to the trailhead.

Directions to Clonaslee trailhead

From the bridge over the Clodiagh River in the village of Clonaslee (on the R422) follow the signpost for Glenkeen. The forest entrance is on your left after 200m.

Walking Events

The Slieve Bloom Walking Club has a programme of organised walks every weekend of the year. All of these walks are led by an experienced and friendly walk leader who is very familiar with the mountains.

A panel of guides are also available if you are are looking for a personal leader who can tailor-make a walk to suit your party or group.

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