A-B. Starting from the car park, follow the gravel path to the edge of the lake and turn right. Follow the gravel path around the right side of the lake to reach a stone footbridge. Cross the bridge and turn right.
B-C. Now follow a track along the edge of a stream - soon you cross a simple footbridge and reach a bog road where you turn left.
C-D. Continue along the bog road for almost 1km before turning left onto a stream.
D-A. The loop follows a track along the left edge of the stream as it travels back towards the lake. Near the end of the loop, turn left to rejoin the lakeshore whee you turn right for the last 100m back to the trailhead.
The Loch Dhoire Bhile loop is a further development of a heritage, angling and conservation project undertaken by the local community in recent years. A lake, two wetland areas and wildlife sanctuary have been constructed on 70 acres of land previopusly used by Bord na Mona for milled peat production. The natural beauty of the place, nestling under the Slieveardagh Hills makes it an ideal location for sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife that includes birds (lapwing and fieldfare), whooper swans, ducks (teal, mallard, pintail), and wild geese. There is wheelchair access to a shorter loop of the lake and to angling facilities.