Cavan Burren Park Marble Arch UNESCO Geopark


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

On her first 5km loop Joanna Donnelly walks from Blacklion, Co. Cavan, through Carnagee and passes an old lime kiln. She meets Grainne O’Connor a guide for the Marble Arch UNESCO Geopark. Grainne shows Joanna the interpretative centre which outlines the scale of the Geopark and emphasises its’ limestone geological features. They ascend through delightful Woodland to the Radharc Corr na Gaoithe, ‘The Round Hill of the Wind’, which has breathtaking views across seven counties. Joanna makes her way through the heather and flat bogland to the Cavan Burren Park.


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.