Lough Slat

Trail description

From the car park walk the short distance through tall Sitka spruce trees to the shore of Lough Slat. This serene lake surrounded by mountains is regularly used as a training ground for the ancient sport of curragh racing. On a sunny day the lake's red sandy bed shimmers in the sunlight. Across the lake and providing the perfect backdrop is the majestic  rock face of Carrigaspanaig  ( The Spanishmen's Rock) , Doon with its unique plateau  and Commeen which rises to 470 meters. The scene is even more dramatic after heavy rainfall when streams cascade down the hills to the lake below. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the magnificent bird of prey, the peregrine falcon.  After absorbing the beauty of the spot return the short distance through the woodland to the car park again.

Trail Name: Lough Slat
Recreation Site: Glanteenassig  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park No. 3
Length:0.3 km
Time: 10 mins
Degree of Difficulty: Access for all   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park No. 3
Trail Way marking:Orange