Great Family Walks in Cavan

Cavan has plenty of fabulous places to take family walks, be it beside lakes and along rivers or through forests and over Drumlins….there is a walk to interest everyone.  Keep in mind the appropriate length of the walk for your children and make sure to bring drinks and snacks with you!


Town Trails

For smaller children, why not try either Belturbet Town Trail or Cootehill Town Trail, as these follow sites of interest around the towns and there are plenty of facilities close to hand…don’t forget bread for the ducks in Belturbet!

A Forest Walk

Deerpark Forest Walk in Virginia is an easier walk with good pathways through the woods and along the lakeshore.

Start the walk at the car park beside Virginia Rugby Club on the Ballyjamesduff Road. Slí na Sláinte signs are located along the longer walk detailing your route. Follow the path to the right again past a green shed.

A Prehistoric Walk

Burren Loops, Blacklion is another of the easier walks for slightly older children, with Megalithic tombs to explore and Picnic Tables for little rests.

A Longer Walk

Aughvains/Drumbriste is rated as moderate taking approximately 1.5 hours and stretching 7km along lanes, through bogs, forests & lakeshores (please be careful on the lanes as they can be busy at times).

Article written by Maeve from Cavan

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.