miners way historical trail The Miners’ Way & Historical Trail

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The Miners Way & Historical Trail

The Miners Way & Historical Trail

Length: 118km (73miles)
Time: 6-7 Days
Waymarking: Yellow Arrows
Grade: Moderate
OSI Map: Series 25, 26 & 33
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Description: The Miners' Way and Historical Trail is a long distance way marked trail which traces the route taken by the Miners' through the picturesque hills and valleys of counties Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. The Miners' Way section makes a circuit starting off from Arigna and travelling via Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh and Corrie Mountain to return to Arigna. The Historical Trail runs in a great loop, leaving the Miners' Way at Keadue and running to Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Ballinafad, Carrowkeel and Highwood, and returning to the Miners' Way at Ballyfarnon. A third loop connects the Miners' Way to Sli Liatroma and goes around Lough Allen by Drumkeeran, Dowra, Drumshambo and back to Arigna. Walking the entire route takes approximately 6-7 days or you can opt for more manageable sections. For the purposes of this website we are going to concentrate on the sections of the trail within County Sligo. For more information log onto irishtrails.ie.

Notice: Some of the property traversed by the Miners Way & Historical Trail is private property. Access is available by kind permission of all the landowners and farmers on the route. It is understood that persons entering by permission do so with the consent of the landowner and no matter how often they enter, or in what numbers, they do not do so as of right. No amount of expenditure by the partners to this agreement or by private individuals on the route being used will alter this position. Nothing in this notice shall impact or address any pre-existing public rights of way.

Dogs are not permitted on sections of the trail that cross open farmland.

Click on the link below to watch the video of the Miners Way & Historical Trail.

Copies of the Miners Way & Historical Trail walking guide are available from Úna Bhán Tourism at http://bit.ly/1SLwPui