Lough Seecon Trail

Trail description

This looped walking trail follows quiet forest roads for most of it's length. It goes through forest plantations of spruce and pine and small open areas with some willow and birch. At the western end of the property, the trail brings you close to Lough Seecon. This is a small lake, now really only a pond as the surrounding bog consumes it once more.

The trail climbs slowly to the higher part of the forest property at the northern end and emerges onto the Glann road. This is a public road and while it is relatively traffic free, caution is advised.

This road section gives wonderful views over Lough Corrib and there is a timber bench halfway along where you can rest and admire the views.

Note: The public road section of this trail is the Western Way which would lead you northwards along the Glann road towards Lackavrea. See the Lackavrea web pages on this site for further information. The Way leads south from Newvillage to Oughterard.

Trail Name: Lough Seecon Trail
Recreation Site: Newvillage Forest Recreation Area  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:6.5kms
Time: 2hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 75
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:green