Four Counties Walking Trail

A 8km walk with clear views of Monaghan & neighbouring counties.

Technical sheet
No. 14175688
A Irlande walk posted on 30/08/21 by Monaghan Tourism. Update : 30/08/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 7.89km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 98m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 105m
Highest point Highest point : 100m
Lowest point Lowest point : 38m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ireland (IE)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.97786° / W 6.719618°
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(D/A) The Four Counties Trail begins at the Shirley Arms Hotel and weaves its way out of town along the Shercock Road, past the Fever Hospital and the Workhouse.

(1) The trail takes the country lane through to Reilly’s Cross, straight on past the garden centre and next left to the high ground in Barnadonagh. Take a moment here to savour the 4-Counties vista, Cavan, Meath, Louth and Monaghan, anticlockwise from the west.

(2) The trail drops down to the crossroad and then climbs straight ahead by the laneway (the ancient Shercock Road) to the Dunogue Fort. Enjoy the views on the way back to town.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 45m - Shirley Arms Hotel
1 : km 1.1 - alt. 55m - Reilly’s Cross
2 : km 2.81 - alt. 66m - Crossroad
D/A : km 7.89 - alt. 45m - Shirley Arms Hotel

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