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Tracks and Trails

Featuring spectacular walks and cycle tracks in stunning locations all over the country, the programmes will be presented by a different personality each week in this five episode series.


Episode 2 -Cavan Burren Park

Presented by Joanna Donnelly

This week's walk in Tracks and Trails starts in the peaceful border village of Blacklion and is presented by Joanna Donnelly who works for the Met Service and who presents the weather on RT.

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 will be exploring two of the four different trails on the Cavan Burren Way during which she will examine monuments, including archaeological and historic trails. From Blacklion, Joanna ascends through delightful Woodland to the Radharc Corr na Gaoithe, 'the round hill of the wind', which has breathtaking views across seven counties. From there, Joanna, makes her way through the heather and flat bogland to the Cavan Burren Park. This first part of the day's trail is 5KM. One of the features of her walk is the Calf House Dolmen Trail, as well as the Looped Giant's Leap Trail. Joanna was surprised and excited by which she discovered on this 10KM walk in North County Cavan.

Other episodes in the series include:

Tracks and Trails Series 7 Episode 3

Presented by Stephen and David Flynn. Location Avoca, Co.Wicklow

Identical twins David and Stephen Flynn take on a looped walk from the Meeting for the Waters in Wicklow through the Avoca Mines.

Tracks and Trails Series 7 Episode 4

Presented by David Gillick, Location, Letterfrack, Co.Galway

Irish international runner David Gillick visits Letterfrack in Co.Galway to walk the Diamond Hill and to conclude his journey in Kylemore Abbey.

Tracks and Trails Series 7 Episode 5

Presented by Annalise Muphy and Cathy Mac Aleavey Location Royal Canal.

Olympic sailors Annalise Murphy and her mother Cathy, start in Spencer dock and walk alongside the Royal Canal past Croke Park, Mountjoy Prison and on up to the 12th lock and Ashtown.

Tracks and Trails

Related links:

Irish Trails: www.irishtrails.ie

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Pobail: www.pobail.ie

Discover Ireland: www.discoverireland.ie

Irish Times: www.irishtimes.com

Transport: www.transport.ie