Section 3 Templeboy to Ladies Brae

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Sligo Way - Section 3 Templeboy to Ladies Brae

Sligo Way - Section 3 Templeboy to Ladies Brae

Ascent: 220m
Length: 9km
Time: 3.5 Hours
Waymarking: Yellow Arrows
Grade: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking/ trekking shoes, waterproofs, fluids, snacks and mobile phone
OSI Map: Series 24 & 25
Services: Skreen
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Description: 

This section of the route follows minor mountain roads and tracks across the top of Templeboy to the scenic Ladies Brae and Lough Achree.

Grade: Moderate - These trails may have some climbs and may have an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. The routes are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.

The Route

A quaint and winding road leads up through Ballygreighan, followed by mountainous minor roads which lead up into the Ox Mountains, past Lough Achree at 31km before your arrive at the scenic viewing points of Ladies Brae. At 29.5km, there is the option of a turn off- track towards Dunmoran Strand/ Aughris Head (6km from Farnaharpy) where a lovely cliff top walk has been developed.

Did you know?

Formed in 1490 by an earthquake Lough Achree which lies just off the Ladies Brae is reputed to be the youngest lake in Ireland. Local folklore suggests that on a clear day one can see the reflection of the lost village in the waters of the lake.

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