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About this Route

Newcastle Wood is located in Newcastle, Ballymahon, Co.Longford. This forest is a Coillte owned semi-mature mixed woodland of 325 hectares that extends to both sides of the River Inny, a main tributary of the River Shannon.

There are 28 kilometres of forest roads, trails and walkways ranging in length from the 400 meter Access for All Walk to the 5km Church Walk. There is also a surfaced walk down along the River Inny and a half mile of wheelchair accessible pathways though the wood, along with picnic and car parking areas.

Signage provides an interpretation of the woods diverse flora and fauna. Walkers can meander at a leisurely pace through the diverse ecological woodland while enjoying the tranquillity and wilderness effect of the forest canopy.

Key Points

Type Walking/Cycling
Level Moderate
Distance Blue Route: 2.6km
Green Route: 3.5km
Climbing flat
Type Looped
Signed Yes
Parking Yes
Facilities (shops etc) None
Other Comments Rough surfaces – mud, gravel.

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