The Cavan Way

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c/o Ballyconnell Engineers Office, Ballyconnell, Cavan,
T: +353(0)494331942

The Cavan Way is a 26 kilometres gentle, linear walking route that progresses from the village of Dowra northwards by country paths and quiet roads to reach the magical Shannon Pot, where the great river rises.

The route ascends from the Shannon source into the limestone landscape of the northern Cuilcagh before descending to the village of Blacklion. The terrain consists of mainly quiet roads. The views from the heights out over Lough MacNean to the north and Cuilcagh Mountain to the south are wonderful. The total aggregate ascent on the route is 330 metres, including two short, steep ascents. There are options for overnight accommodation at both ends of the route. Highest point is the Giant's Grave, 260 metres/850 feet.

The Cavan Way is located in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, with many other way marked walking routes available.