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.

Brittas is adjacent to the village of Clonaslee, Co. Laois at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains.

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Things to do

Visitors Facilities on site


Picnic site

Walking trails

Car Parking – 10 cars

trail map

Nearby pit stops