Loop 1 – The Town Park Walk
The Town Park is located just off the Castleblayney Road out of Ballybay, right on the shore of Lough Major. There are good parking facilities, picnic area, public toilets (with disabled access), a bowling green, playpark etc. The centrepiece of the park is an oval grassed area with a tarred and lighted path encircling it. This provides an excellent walking facility that is accessible to all. This section is 0.5km but a footbridge off the circuit extends the Town Park along a lakeside path, to the bridge at the southern end of the Main Street.
Loop 2 – The Lough Major Walk
This loop starts again at the Town Park. After following the path surrounding the oval for a few hundred metres, you then branch off across the footbridge and along the footpath to Lough Mor Avenue. A left turn here brings you along a well surfaced minor road which circles the 23 hectare Lough Major. This minor road then meets the main Castleblayney road and you turn left to go back into town along the footpath. The loop ends back at the Town Park with the option of going into the first entrance to the town park (past the Fishing Stands) or walking further along the footpath to the main entrance.
Loop 3 – The Corbrack Lane Walk
This route will also start out at the Town Park and you turn right to follow the lakeside path to the bridge at the southern end of Main Street. Go out through Lough Mor entrance gates and cross the road towards Cootehill following the footpath for approx. 400 metres before talking a left at the Cootehill/Shercock junction. There is a left turn into Corbrack Lane, a quiet country lane that provides a looped walk with a bit of a climb and rewards you with good views over Ballybay Town. The lane exits onto the Creeve Road and then onto the Carrickmacross road where there is a footpath back to the Lough Mor Avenue entrance. You then turn left over the bridge just inside the entrance and follow the lakeside path again back to the Town Park.
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