The walk circumnavigates Castlewellan Lake. A short steep climb uphill brings you to the Moorish Tower.
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All walking trails are currently open; however, please be aware that tree felling is still taking place along the trails. Please heed all cautionary signs and follow temporary diversions where requested. MONDAY – FRIDAY ONLY
Moderate with some steep hills
Moorish Tower, Castlewellan Lake
Part of the new Castlewellan Walking Trails launched in November 2014, this trail is signposted from the Lakeside car park - follow the brown waymarkers.
Starting at the Lakeside Car Park, the trail follows the southern shore of the lake before winding steeply uphill. A narrow track leads to the Moorish Tower now hidden in the trees. When designed, this 'tea house' would have provided a fine vista across the Lake. A steep descent leads back to the lake shore.
This is a 'Moderate' walk suitable for those with a good standard of fitness. The surface is variable but stable, may be slightly uneven and include loose material. It includes some steep climbs and descents.
This walk is situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.
Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site - link below.
From Castlewellan the forest is signposted from Main Street.
Car park (fee charged), café, toilets (disabled access), picnic areas, The Peace Maze, Activity Centre, lecture room/ classroom, camping & caravaning, orienteering route, mountain bike trails.
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