Doon Forest Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Bith, Noah's fourth and rebellious son

Enjoy breathtaking views of surrounding counties.

This short walk starts at Carnmore Viewpoint where you'll find breathtaking views of surrounding counties. We completed this trail at night but it's equally as peaceful and serene any time of day.

Carnmore, or Carn Rock as it's known locally, is a scenic viewpoint on the western edge of Sliabh Beagh. The name Carnmore roughly translates to "big burial mound". In Irish mythology, Carnmore is believed to be the burial place of Bith, son of Noah. In fact, Sliabh Beagh is named in Bith's honour.

The walk descends from Carnmore onto the gravel tracks of Doon Forest. You'll pass a number of peaceful mountain lakes, including Lough Corry that is reputed for good brown trout fishing.

The walk continues through forestry track for the most part with the occassional opening to reveal views of counties Cavan, Fermanagh, Tyrone and further afield.

  • Length: 6.5k
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Format: Looped
  • Difficulty: Easy

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