Ravensdale Loop

Trail description

This hour long trail gives the walker a good insight into Ravensdale with a chance to see its river, bridges, large trees, standing stones and old coach roads.  The trail leaves the car park on the left hand side (looking up the hill) and follows a specially constructed trail up hill for approximately 400m. It then joins an old forest road and crosses a bridge and follows the forest road to the next junction. Veer right and follow the forest road. Just below you, are the Ravensdale standing stones, well worth a detour for 10 to 15 minutes. Returning to the route, the trail drops down right following an old forest track, switch backing as it drops down to the valley bottom. Near the county road, the trail turns right and follows the river, crossing it by a footbridge, and returning the walker to the car park.

Trail Name: Ravensdale Loop
Recreation Site: Ravensdale Forest  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:1.5 kms
Time: 1 hr
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 50
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:red