Distance: 6.5k Ascent: 75m Time: 2hrs
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
This looped walking trail follows quiet forest roads for most of its length, through plantations of spruce and pine and small open areas with some willow and birch.
At the western end of the Coillte property, the trail brings you close to Lough Seecon, a small lake, now really only a pond, as the surrounding bog consumes it once more.
The trail climbs slowly to the higher part of the forest at the northern end and emerges on to the Glann road. This is a public road and while it is relatively traffic-free, caution is advised.
This road section gives wonderful views over Lough Corrib, and there is a timber bench halfway along where you can rest and admire the views.
The public road section of this trail is part of the Western Way, which would lead you northwards along the Glann road towards Lackavrea. The way leads south from Newvillage to Oughterard.