Walks

Derrycassin Walks

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Derrycassin, Longford,
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Derrycassin Wood has three recommended walks, although you are free to make up your own route. Walk the routes in either direction for variety.

The shortest walk, marked in blue dots is the Nature Trail Walk, takes about 30 minutes. This leaves the inner car park, crosses a stone bridge and follows a track. Take a path down to the river and follow the river's edge past the second stone bridge. Keep left towards the beech grove, where you can view the lake and admire the variety of trees and plants in mixed woodland. Turn left at the next junction around the esker hills and return by outward path.

Marked in red dots and taking about 45 minutes, this walk follows the track past the map board away from the car park. Pass the site of Derrycassin House (no buildings) and keep along the woodland path with fir trees on your left and spruce on the right. Turn left and downhill on a woodland path, this soon reaches the ruins of a walled garden. The path runs beside the high brick walls, a couple of ornate gates allow for an investigation of the old gardens, now afforested. The path continues pleasantly through rhododendron and woodland to return to the site of the house and your outward journey.

Marked in white dots and taking about an hour, is the avenue walk. Follow the nature trail walk as above, to cross the second bridge. Now keep left at next junction to follow the track that runs parallel to the lake shore. There are occasional views across the lake and there are benches on which to rest if you wish. Near that far end of the forest, a track leads right and uphill. Follow this back through spruce plantation towards the car park.

Schools and organised walking groups (under permit) utilise the forest education and leisure activities.