This area offers looped walks off the route of the Western Way through Newvillage forest. There are excellent views to the east over Lough Corrib and north towards Cong in Co. Mayo.
There are two walking routes within Newvillage forest. Both involve making a complete loop, bringing the visitor back to the car-park. The longer Lough Seecon route is approximately 6.5km in length, while the shorter route is approximately 5km. Both routes provide stunning views over Lough Corrib. The routes are waymarked throughout – please check the map to choose which colour trail to follow.
Things to do
Walk: Two loopped walks in this forest property. The Newvillage walk (5 Kms, 1.5hrs, easy) offers spectacular scenic views of Lough Corrib. This looped walking trail follows quiet forest roads for most of it's length. It goes through forest plantations of spruce and pine and small open areas with some willow and birch. It climbs slowly to the higher part of the forest property at the northern end and emerges onto the Glann road.
The Lough seecon trail (6.5Kms, 2hrs, Easy) is similar to the newvillage walk.
At the western end of the property, the trail brings you close to Lough Seecon. This is a small lake, now really only a pond as the surrounding bog consumes it once more. The return journey along the Glann road has splendid views of Lough Corrib.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
Views of Lough Corrib.