Cairn Walk

Trail description

The Cairn Walk is an easy walk that is rich in tree species. The trees to be found are beech, oak, Sitka spruce, pines and Douglas firs.  The walk leads onto the Great Ride, a beautiful tree lined stretch that leads you to the Stone Cairn.

"The Cairn" was constructed by early forestry students from stone they had collected while clearing field boundaries of the estate.  From here there is a magnificent view up the Great Ride and down the valley across the Vale of Avoca and the Avonmore river.  

The walk connects up with the Slí na Slainte walk and the near the end with the Pine Trail. It also crosses with the Exotic Tree and Centenary trails.

The route can be walked in either direction.

Trail Name: Cairn Walk
Recreation Site: Avondale Forest Park  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Play area
Length:2.3 kms
Time: 1 - 1.5 hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Play area
Trail Way marking:Orange