Cavan Burren Park Giant's Leap


Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly, starts her walk in the peaceful border village of Blacklion. Blacklion is a two and half hour drive from Dublin and the Cavan Burren Park is a hidden gem close to the borders of Fermanagh and Monaghan. Joanna explores two of the four different trails on the Cavan Burren Way during which she will examine monuments, including archaeological and historic trails.


Joanna Donnelly

The second video in the Cavan Burren Park follows the trail of the 5km Giants Leap trail. Joanna meets Andy King a Geopark guide, who is an expert on flora and Heather Bothwell who knows the insect life of the area. One feature of her walk is the Calf House Dolmen Trail, where she meets Jim Nolan an archaeologist and folklore expert. He shows Joanna the Calf House Dolmen tomb. In the conifer forest Jim points out glacial rocks and stone circles, which are significant features of the aerial glacial erratic prehistoric landscape. Here she concludes her walk of Cavan Burren Park, taking in the scenery and beautiful sunset. She reflects on how surprised and excited she was by what she discovered on the 10km walk in North County Cavan which comprised of 2x 5km loops.


This section is 5km

Estimated time
This is a loop approx 1.5 - 2 hours

Terrain underfoot
Trail, Bog trail, forest

Suitable for
everyone depending on length and activity chosen. Dogs under effective control allowed, please always clean up after your dog.

Start point
Cavan Burren Park in North Cavan - Cavan Burren Park is just off the N16 Sligo – Enniskillen route. The park is located close to the village of Blacklion on the Cavan/Fermanagh border.