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Explore Blanemore Forest Walk
“Six thousand years of history lie in this conifer woodland, set on a gravel ridge above the wild and ancient bog-lands of North-Mayo. Explore the sacred tombs and field walls of our first farmers. Walk among the mysterious standing stones of the bronze age and sit with the brooding dark beauty of Lough Naweela. This is a unique walk through Blanemore Forest.”
Information and directional signs are provided along the pathways. The walk trail grading level is moderate as per irishtrails.ie guidelines, and is over gravel roads, rubber mat covered wooden boardwalks and gravel or sand paths.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS IS A COILLTE OWNED, WORKING WOODLAND FOR TIMBER HARVEST AND DILIGENT ATTENTION TO HAZARDOUS TERRAIN IS ESSENTIAL. All walkers enter at their own discretion and no liability is accepted for any injuries sustained when participating on any aspect of the walk. - whether guided or otherwise. Please keep to the track-ways and care must be taken where underfoot conditions may be boggy, wet and slippery. Do not litter or light fires. Do not disturb plants, wildlife or archaeology. There is no digging or moving of in-situ rocks or stones permitted. It is also very advisable to wear insect (midge) repellent.
This walk has been provided by the voluntary efforts of historian Liam Alex Heffron and Moygownagh Community Council, with the kind support of IPB Insurance (Community Engagement Fund), Fiontar Chomhraic Teo, Mayo County Council (Mayo Walks), Mayo North East LEADER Partnership & Coillte Teo..