Cong Nature Trail

Trail description

This interesting trail takes you through a diverse forest containing a wide range of both exotic and native trees. Observe the many fine large specimen trees along the route. These include large specimens of common silver fir, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, Scots pine, coast redwoods, giant sequoia, Monterey pine and many more species, both coniferous and deciduous .

Many of these trees were planted by Lord Ardillaun who lived in the nearby Ashford castle.

You will see "teach aille" sink, reputed to have been used as a fridge or larder by the monks in bygone days.  Pigeon hole cave can be seen which carries an underground river between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib.

You will return along the banks of the Cong river with its water tolerating trees and back to the "Abbey bridge" where you entered the forest.


Trail Name: Cong Nature Trail
Recreation Site: Cong Forest  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Church Car Park
Time: 90mins
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 20
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Church Car Park

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