Tain Trail (Ravensdale)

Trail description

The Tain Trail - named for the legendary Bull of Cooley enters the forest at the southern end of the forest near Curralhir Bridge and follows forest roads and tracks to continue over the mountains into Omeath on Carlingford Lough. This national way marked trail is marked with the yellow walking man sign and offers a strenuous climb to the summit of approximately 2 - 3 hrs. However the walker will be rewarded with magnificent views. The Táin - TÁIN BÓ CULAINE - is the legendary tale of the attempted theft by Queen Maedbh of Connacht of the Brown Bull of Cooley and the exploits of Cúchulainn the Ulster hero to protect the Bull and Ulster from her armies.

Trail Name: Tain Trail (Ravensdale)
Recreation Site: Ravensdale Forest  [view site]
Trail Start Point: J 083 145
Length:6 kms
Time: 3 hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 340
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: J 100 168
Trail Way marking:yellow