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Riverside Walk

Bridge on Riverside walk
  • Distance: 1.5km / 30 mins, follow green arrows
  • Services: Clonaslee (11km), Mountrath (11km)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Terrain: Forestry road and riverside path
  • To suit: Medium level of fitness
  • Min. gear: Walking shoes, fluids

This short 1.5km loop descends from the car park to the river bank and crosses under the Glen bridge. The walk is suitable for small children under supervision. There is a nice grassy area to relax down at the river, a favourite with kids during Summer! Along the riverside, you will see a variety of broadleaf trees and shrubs, typical of the semi - natural woodlands cover of such valleys. Native species to be seen include oak, ash, elm, hazel and holly , rowan and alder. The flora also includes woodrush, wood sorrel, foxglove and Gilderberry. Continue along the path under the bridge to bring you 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 recreation area

Ownership & Management

The Monicknew Looped Walks pass through Coillte owned forestry.

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