Cellmount Loop

Trail description

Cellmount Loop provides the walker with a wonderful opportunity to get a taste for what Dromilihy has to offer.  It can be done at a quick pace, proving to be an effective muscle warmer for exercise enthuasists or it can be done in a leisurley fashion, giving walkers, families and nature lovers a chance to soak up the sylvan surrounds of this mixed woodland.  From the car park, follow the red waymarkers up the short asent up to the forest road.  In this area, take note of the relatively recent planting that has happened in Dromilhy.  The exotic confiers that were harvested are gradually being replaced with native Oak trees.  From here its back into a mature woodland where you will pass some interesting specimen trees down stone steps into a valley of beech.  From April onwards there is a stunning display of bluebells in this section of Dromilihy.  On you go again past the runined gable end wall of Cellmount house, that gives its name to the walk, and continue past the ruins of what is reported to be a shepards house.  At this point you will start up an interesting green valley that almost feels magical, there is a bench half way up for you to rest and ponder and simply to zen out.  Cross a forest track and make you way back to the car park, observing the native Scott's Pine and old stone farm walls as you go.

There are a number of information signs giving further details on the natural and human historical features of the woods along the way.

Trail Name: Cellmount Loop
Recreation Site: Dromillihy  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:1.6 km
Time: 40 minutes
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 35m
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:red