Lord Carbery Cross Trail

Trail description

This walk starts at the forest entrance that is located 850m west of the main forest car park. The trail is located in a woodland of Oak, Ash, Maritime Pine, Sitka spruce & Sycamore. The blue markers will guide the walker up past Lord Carbery's Cross which was erected at the summit of the hill of Croghna in 1902 by Lady Carbery in memory of the husband the 9th Baron of Carbery. This cross is 30 feet high & is the highest memorial cross in Ireland. From here, there are magnificent views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside.

The trail continues down the hill from the cross towards the beach named the Long Strand. Again, there are breathtaking ocean views, with the Galley Head Light House being visible on clear days to the South East. There is an option to take a 200m shortcut down the hill to Long Strand or continue on the loop back to the forest entrance and start of the trail.

Trail Name: Lord Carbery Cross Trail
Recreation Site: Castlefreke   [view site]
Trail Start Point: Forest Entrance
Length:1.3km
Time: 40mins
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50m
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Forest Entrance
Trail Way marking:Blue