The 22 km Cavan Way is a point-to-point National Waymarked Trail that can be hiked in either direction. It typically begins in Dowra, Ireland and ends in Belcoo East, near Blacklion, Northern Ireland. With a total elevation gain of 1017 ft, it’s considered an easy trail, with some steep sections as it takes in the Shannon Pot, the source of the River Shannon and Ireland’s longest river. It climbs over the Cuilcagh Mountains for views over the upper and lower lakes of Macnean and through the Burren Forest, past the Giant’s Graves, megalithic tombs and large stone cairns that mark the highest point on trail. The route has long quiet road sections as well as a mix of country tracks, moorland, and riverside pathways.
On-street parking can be found at either end, whilst there are also options for accommodation and amenities can be found near the finish, in the village of Blacklion.
Dogs are not permitted on the Cavan Way.