This walk links the villages of Ashford and Broadford and provides you with a wide variety of terrain and magnificent views.
A – B.
From the trailhead in Ashford (outside the Church) with your back to the Church turn right and walk past the primary school. At the grotto turn right, following the yellow arrows. Walk along this passageway until you come to the Y junction. Follow the trail to the right climbing steeply up the ‘Cobs Road’. Continue for 1km ( leaving the private dwelling on your right) and climb the last section until you reach the main road. Take a rest on the seat and enjoy the view before you turn left and resume your walk.
B – C.
Following the yellow arrows walk along the roadway for 180m. Go left at the entrance to a farm passageway. Walk along this laneway passing the old farm buildings on the right. Cross the stile and continue between the rows of sitka spruce. Cross a second stile and following the yellow arrows walk for 800m until you meet a T junction, then turn right and walk between the rows of sitka spruce for 2 km. On reaching the main road walk to the left for 650m where you will find the entrance to Lough Ghé (a wildfowl sanctuary within a National Heritage Area of blanket bog) on your left.
C – D.
Having visited Lough Ghé return to the roadway and walk to the left. Just past the derelict house take the junction to the right. Almost immediately go left and continue on until you come to the T junction. Go left and after 100m go left again. (Mapboards for another trail are on your right but continue to follow the yellow arrows ) Continue on straight for 2.5km, crossing the bridge over the Glashawee river, until you come to the main road. Walk to the left.
D – E.
Follow the yellow arrows until you come to the T junction.. turn right. Fine views open up before you as you walk downhill. Continue on main road for 600m then turn right at the next junction. Continue along this roadway for 2km, turn left and continue until you come to the stile at the farm entrance on your left.
E – F.
Following the yellow arrows over the stile walk through the rich dairy farmland (inside the fence). Cross another stile and continue on until you come to a final stile leading you on to a passageway. Go right, following the passage way past the ruins of Curramore House. At the next junction go left and continue on until you reach the roadway. Walk to the right for 100m and then left. At the next junction go right for 500m until you reach the road that will lead you to your left, into the village of Broadford. Turn right and walk to the trailhead beside the Dáibhí Ó’Bruadair monument.