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The Cavan Way

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Dowra, Cavan,
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The Cavan Way is a gentle, linear 26km 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 330m, including two short, steep ascents. There are options for overnight accommodation at both ends of the route. The highest point is the Giant's Grave, at 260m (850ft).

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