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Darkley Forest - Aughnagurgan Trail

Darkley Forest Offers an enchantingly unique walking experience through a small and peaceful coniferous woodland. Discover this unspoilt hidden gem using its two walking routes along with the rich historic landscape of Darkley Village including Tyllynawood Lake and the old Linen Mill.




1.4 miles

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Compact gravel paths

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Point of Interest

Tullynawood Lake, Old Linen Mill, Moss & Fungi

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Route Description

The Aughnagurgan Trail is one of two trails within Darkely Forest. This is a moderate walk taking approximately 40 minutes to complete.

This trail initially follows the same route as the Mountain Lodge Trail before leading walkers into the heart of the woodland past the ruins of the original Mountain Lodge and on to a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by beech trees. Two short cuts lead back to the car park.

Finding your way about:
Follow the Aughnagurgan trail waymarker discs on the wooden posts located throughout the forest.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a lead


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