the front door of Ballyfarnon House, one of several walking experiences
begins. Walking in this beautiful area is for those who savour nature;
those who like to drink the atmosphere, relishing the flavour of the
surroundings and itís people.
joys are subtle. Tiny cameos and broad panoramas can be equally satisfying
because the walker touches the texture of each place, smells the perfumes
of clean Atlantic air and sees the landscape slowly reveal itself in the
light and half light.
Lasting impressions are conceived, born and grow along the timeless
greenery, in the rugged mountains and around an unspoiled countryside
adorned with lakes, rivers and fast flowing streams.
The memories that last are forged between the walker and the hospitable
people who live nearby.
Ballyfarnon House is
ideally situated for country, hill and mountain walking. Many
walking routes have been established around the village the most
famous and extensive network being that of The Minerís Way:
Length of Walk: 50km
Highest Point: 428m
Historical Trail: 70km (120km entire)
great cairn on top of Kilronan Mountain sets the historic tone for
this walk. Woven round Corrie Mountain and Kilronan Mountain, the
walk offers panoramas extending over Lough Allen, to the east,
Loughs Meelagh, Skean and Key to the south, and Lough Arrow and
Bricklieve Mountain with its pre-historic settlement to the west.
Breathtaking beauty, all the way. The walker can explore the mining
communities, which worked the iron ore and coal seams for over 400
years. Sweathouses are dotted over the route. These were ancient
saunas for sweating out illness and some date back to the 6th
century. The Arrange Minerís Way mapped together with the
Historical Way (70km) around Lough Key and Lough Arrow and
Bricklieve offers a truly fascinating trek for those who love
history and magnificent landscape in equal measure.
here for more information on the Miner's Way and neighbouring