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Labby Rock Loop

Labby Rock Loop

Time: 30 Mins
Waymarking: Marked trail
Grade: Easy
Minimum Gear: Trainers or hiking boots
OSI Map: 25
Services: Castlebaldwin
Terain: Forest trail
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The romantic Labby Rock loop is located on the grounds of Cromleach Lodge. This is a pleasant stroll through the woods. Passing the Labby Rock (where you can sit and listen to the silence) and a Fairy Ring Fort along the way, before emerging to a spectacular panorama over Lough Arrow, the Bricklieve Mountains and a far as Queen Maeve's Grave on Knocknarea. The Labby Rock loop forms part of the Miners Way and Historical Trail.

The Route

Start from the car park at the back of the Cromleach Lodge, follow the waymarked trail along the fence line to the left before entering the woods. Continue along the path as its zigzags its way through the woods before exiting alongside the Labby Rock. Follow the signs marked 'Labby Loop' back to the hotel.

Did You Know?

The Labby Rock is Ireland's second largest portal tomb dating back to the Neolithic period. Local folklore says that it is the burial place of Nuada of the Silver Arm, King of the Tuatha De Dannan who was killed at the Battle of Moyturra by Balor of the Evil Eye. It is also reputed to be one of the places that Diarmuid and Grainne slept while fleeing Fionn Mac Cumhaill.

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