Project Description

Clashganny Forest Looped Walk

Clashganny Forest Trails offer the user gentle walks on forest roads and along the Barrow Way with magnificent views of Clashganny Lock and the River Barrow. Much of the walk is through an old wood and has had forestry cover present since the 1800s.

Clashganny Lock
This walk is signposted by green arrows. Walk from the Clashganny Lock car park towards the River Barrow and keep left, following the river downstream. The old towpath that you are following is wide and easy to follow and is marked by both green (this walk) and yellow (Barrow Way) arrows. After a short distance, follow the canal until you reach Ballykeenan Lock.

Shortly after this, follow the green arrow and take a sharp left back uphill on a forest road. After 50m follow the green arrow to turn left again onto the narrow forest track. This delightful forest path, rugged in places, runs through deciduous woodland with glimpses to the river below. It will take you on a parallel line back upriver. Near the end, the path descends by an old mass rock and joins the tarmac road below.

Turn left to return the short distance to the car park.

‘Leave no Trace’ Principles

Practising a ‘Leave no Trace’ ethic is very simple. Make it hard for others to  see or hear you and leave no trace of your visit.

  • Plan ahead and prepare

  • Be considerate of others

  • Respect farm animals and wildlife

  • Travel and camp on durable ground

  • Leave what you find

  • Dispose of waste properly

  • Minimise the effects of fire