Trails

We have some amazing trails at Cavan Burren Park – in fact we have over 10km of trails in total from accessible trails to bog bridge trails over limestone bedrock and past some of the finest prehistoric features in Ireland.

The longer distance walking route – The Cavan Way also runs through Cavan Burren Park. This is a 26km walking trail from the village of Dowra to the village of Blacklion in West Cavan and is a must for the walking enthusiast. 

Trails within the park include the Calf House Dolmen Trail, the Giant’s Leap Trail, the Promontory Frt Trail and the Tullygobban Lough Trail. Each boasts its own features of interest from biodiversity and archaeology to 360° views and treasure hunts.  

Trail 1 – The Calf House Dolmen Trail (1.3km)

Multi-access trail with 360 degree views across the surrounding landscape. This trail provides easy access to many of the important features of this relict landscape.

Trail start point – Interpretative Centre Car Park

Duration – Approx. 35mins /  25metre climb

Features include; Tulygobbin Wedge Tomb, Tullygobbin viewpoint, Lost Valley viewpoint, Calf-House Dolmen tomb, Old farmstead, Glacial Erratics, Karst Limestone, Dolines and Sinkholes.

Trail 2 – The Giant’s Leap Trail (2.7km)

Bog bridge steps and gravel path surfaces. View one of the most intact megalithic wedge tombs in Ireland. Fantastic views across the surrounding landscape.

Trail start point – Interpretative Centre Car Park 

Duration – Approx. 50mins on bog-bridge and gravel path terrain with a 35metre climb

Features include; Giant’s Leap Wedge Tomb, Limekiln, Lost Valley, Giant’s Leap dry valley and a wide variety of biodiversity.

Trail 3 – The Promontory Fort Trail (2.9km)

Includes bog bridge steps and gravel path surface and guides the visitor through the tranquil Lost Valley past a promontory fort. Fantastic views across the surrounding landscape.

Trail start point – Interpretative Centre Car Park 

Duration – Approx. 1hour on Bog-bridge, steps and gravel path terrain with a 65metre climb

Features include; Lost valley, Promontory Fort, Sinkholes, Relict farm walls and Glacial Erratics.

Trail 4 – Tullygobbin Lough Trail (1.6km)

Gravel path surface through past the biodiverse rich Tullygobbin Lough. Fantastic views across the surrounding landscape.

Trail start point – Interpretative Centre Bottom Car Park 

Duration – Approx. 45mins on Gravel path terrain with a 15metre climb

Features include; Tullygobbin Lough, Desiccated Sandstone, Biodiversity and Glacial Erratics.

Trail 5 – The Cavan Waymarked Way

The Cavan Way walking route enters the forest on Trail 2 through Giant’s Leap dry valley onto Trail 4 before exiting Cavan Burren Park towards Carrickterrim Special Area of Conservation (SAC) towards the village of Blacklion.


Maps and information are available at the Interpretative Centre. All features are widely interpreted inside the centre and along all walking routes across Cavan Burren Park. Visit the Market House Tourist Office in the centre of Blacklion for more information on Cavan Burren and the Geopark.