Slí na Sláinte

Trail description

Slí na Slainte stands for 'path to health'.  Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, it's the new outgoing way to make walking for leisure and good health even more enjoyable. The terrain is grass and forest track so comfortable, waterproof footwear is recommended. The beginning of the walk is a 270m walk from the car park.

The Avondale Slí walk begins at the front of Avondale House, turning left across the grass onto the Great Ride, a beautiful tree lined stretch covering your first km that leads you to the Stone Cairn.  From this point the stunning view of the Avonmore Valley can be seen Turning left onto the path, follow the Slí arrows until you reach your second km post. The route follows the track up the hill bringing Avondale House back into view. Take a right turn at this point to bring you pass the annex and wooden carved owl back to your starting point.  The route has mixed woodland including broadleaved species like beech and oak and conifer species like Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, larches and pines.

The route can be walked in either direction. Information leaflet available from Avondale House.

Trail Name: Slí na Sláinte
Recreation Site: Avondale Forest Park  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Avondale House
Length:2.8 kms
Time: 1 hr
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Avondale House
Trail Way marking:Sl