Brittas Forest in Clonaslee village, follows the path of the River Clodiagh through mature stands of Douglas fir. It is very tranquil and is also very culturally significant due to the old buildings on the river. There are ruins of a bridge over the river and also a weir which was used to collect water for pumping up to Brittas house via a pump house also located on the riverside.
The trail passes by Brittas lake and car park. The lake is a very popular spot for picnics and quiet relaxation as it is very secluded. There is a stand of large mature Scots pine on the lakeside which is the ideal backdrop to the lake.
Things to do
Walk: The area has one way-marked marked trail and The Slieve Bloom Way can also be accessed from this looped trail. Starting in the car park at the entrance to Brittas Forest in Clonaslee village, the trail does an 8km loop of the forest property; The Brittas loop (8kms, 2hr, moderate) takes in loads of cultural features, Brittas lake and the Clodaigh River.
Visitors Facilities on site
Car Parking – 10 cars