Fern Loop

Trail description

Starting from the car park opposite the Grand Gates, pass the Gate Lodge, and enter Castlemorris Woods at a metal stile. Join a forestry road and follow the green arrows. Follow the forest road for over 1km reach an archway through which stone outbuildings (which were part of the courtyard of Castlemorris House) are visible. You turn left here - leaving the red and purple loops which both turn right.

The loop follows forestry roadway for approximately 200m before turning left at a 3-way junction. A long straight stretch of forest roadway through the expansive estate of 200 acres takes you to a T-junction where you rejoin the red and purple loops and turn left.

Follow the forest roadway around a right bend and along a straight stretch to reach a crossroads of forestry roads where you turn left onto a narrow track.

Follow the loop along this winding track to emerge on a forestry road. This is the roadway you started out on - turn right and enjoy the 200m back to the trailhead.

Trail Name: Fern Loop
Recreation Site: Castlemorris  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Grand Gates
Length:3km
Time: 1hr
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 40
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Grand Gates