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Deer Park Court Tomb Loop - Way to go

Christopher Somerville

Published 30/07/2011 | 05:00

Map: OS of Ireland 1:50,000 Discovery Sheet 25; downloadable map/instructions at discoverireland.ie/ walking.

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TRAVEL: From Sligo, N16 Enniskillen road; in 1 mile (1.5km) ahead at traffic lights on R286 ('Dromahaire'). In ½ mile, left ('Calry'). In 2½ miles (4km) pass turning signed 'Calry School'; in another mile (1.5km), right ('Deer Park Court Tomb') into car park.

WALK DIRECTIONS: Take track past barrier, and follow red arrow waymarks round the Looped Walk.

LENGTH: 2½ miles/4km: allow one to one-and-a-half hours.

GRADE: Moderate.

DON'T MISS: Supreme views of Lough Gill, Knocknarea, Dartry Mts etc; Deer Park Court Tomb; wild strawberries (best in June!).

REFRESHMENTS: Picnic.

ACCOMMODATION: Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Tel: 071 911 9000; clarionhotelsligo.com -- splendidly over-the-top building; very comfortable; helpful staff.

SLIGO TIC: Temple Street, Sligo. Tel: 071 916 1201; discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Sligo

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