Glanteenassig Forest

Glanteenassig Forest is a 450 ha. area of woodland,mountain,lake and peatland nestling in a sheltered valley amoung the Slieve Mish Mountains.Although remote, Glanteenassig is only about 6 km from the sandy beaches at Castlegregory.The forest, typical of those established in the 1950’s and 60’s consists mainly of Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine. However, there are some pockets of silver fir, larch and beech in the more sheltered areas and some native species such as birch, alder and holly.The wood is approached through a small grove of beech between the entrance and a bridge that spans the Owencashla River. Just over the bridge is a car park. The first opportunity to experience the beauty of Glanteenassig is about 1.2 km from the carpark. Just after crossing a wooden bridge, take a left along the trail to the shore of Lough Slat. This quiet and serene lake nestles below the imposing hill of Doon and the majestic rockface of Carrigaspanaig.As well as the three-way marked trails there is about 8km of forest road in this block of forest. This provides the ideal location for a long hike or for a family cycle.To get away from it all there is no better way to spend a day.