Castlebaldwin to Highwood
Surrounded by low drumlin hills, this section of the Miners' Way takes in several curious landmarks including the Heapstown Cairn. This is one of Ireland's largest megalithic tombs. Another 'must-see' tomb is the so-called 'Labby Rock', where the remains of four Bronze Age adults and one child were discovered by archaeologists.
20km – From Castlebaldwin village, cross the N4, continue straight ahead. Follow the way markers along the public road for short period, before veering off to the right down a country lane (sign posted Fuchsia Cottage). The route cuts through some fields before re-joining the public road again just before Bellarush Bridge.
22.5km – At the Heapstown crossroads the trail continues straight ahead, but it is worthwhile taking a temporary diversion to visit the Heapstown Cairn located on the road to the left of the cross roads. 24km – From the Killadoon crossroads the route continues to the right up through the Ballindoon crossroads to Cromleach Lodge.
25.5km – Continue past the hotel, through the woodland and into the fields beyond, passing the Labby Rock on your left. Continue across a road and onto an open hillside. Take care near the 26km mark to turn left and reach the end of a road.
28.5km – Re-enter the fields on the descent to Highwood.
Did you know?
Black Lough and White Lough all hold numbers stocks of pike.