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Looped Walks

Looped Walks

Lough Easkey Looped Walk

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Lough Easkey
Sligo
Republic of Ireland

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A-B. From the trailhead, follow the purple arrow for just 30 metres to a junction with a sandy roadway going left on the lakeshore. Note that a yellow arrow (for the long distance Sligo Way) points straight on here, but you turn left onto the lakeshore. Continue to follow the sandy roadway for 800 metres to reach a bridge over the Easkey River. After another 100 metres the loop turns right at a fenced area (water treatment plant) and then turns left to follow parallel to the lakeshore.

B-C. Follow the purple arrows as the loop travels along the lakeshore for almost 2 kilometres. Towards the end of the lakeshore section the loop turns right and ascends above a derelict farmhouse and buildings. Shortly afterwards it descends to join an old laneway and continues along the lakeshore for more than 500 metres to reach a point where the Sligo Way (yellow arrows and walking man) joins from your right. Continue straight at this waymarker, staying on the lakeshore.

C-D. The laneway continues for almost 1 kilometre along the shoreline before veering right and crossing some open ground by a farmhouse to reach a surfaced road, turn left here.

D-A. It’s only 1.5 kilometres back to the trailhead - enjoy the views!

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Descriptions
Ascent

230m/90m

Distance

6km/1hr 30 mins - 2hrs

Grade

Moderate

Minimum Gear

Hiking Boots, raingear, snacks, fluid and mobile phone

Services

Tubbercurry (22km)

Terrain

Lakeshore tracks, laneways and minor roads

Trailhead

Lough Easkey, Co. Sligo

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