Lenan Loop © discoverireland.ie
Lenan Trail Clonmany A-B. Leaving the trailhead at the beach at Lenankeel follow the green (and purple) arrows as the loop turns right crosses a concrete bridge and follows a surfaced roadway for 150m. The purple arrows are for a longer and more challenging Urris Lakes Loop. After 150m the road turns sharp left at a farmhouse – the loops turn right here and join a stony roadway. Pass through a gate and continue to follow this bog road as it starts to ascend. After only 300m you reach a Y-junction. This is the point to which you will return later – for now veer left and uphill.
B-C. Continue to follow the green and purple arrows as both loops ascend for nearly 1km to reach some old sheds. Here both loops turn right onto a bog road which takes you downhill to reach (after 500m) a junction near a stream crossing. The longer Urris Lakes Loop turns left here – but you turn right.
C-B-A. Now follow this bog road which runs parallel to the coastline with fine views over Lenan Bay. After nearly 1km you regain the junction at B above – this time continue straight ahead. Descend to reach the surfaced road at the farmhouse again – turn left and enjoy the 150m back to the trailhead!
Length 3km Time 1hr 15min
Nearest Town: Clonmany
National Loop Walk