Lough Navar Forest Walk
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From carpark on A46 it's an abrupt 600ft (183m) climb up the wooded scarp from the road to ...
From carpark on A46 it's an abrupt 600ft (183m) climb up the wooded scarp from the road to wonderful views of Atlantic, Donegal and the Sperrins. The official UW route heads west briefly, then waltzes off south, unmarked, through deep heather and grass for ¼ mile (0.4km). See sketch for less boggy alternative. Follow the UW round the loughs. Look out for hen harrier and russet coloured Irish hares. A sharp descent brings you to natural hardwoods, birch and rowan, at the Sillees river bridge. Continue to the sweathouse. Return to bridge and turn R up scenic bridge route to complete circuit.