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Trail Grading – Moderate
The Blackwater Way (Avondhu) is richly varied in terms of topography and features, and includes contouring sections along mountain flanks with great views, passing by ancient monuments such as standing stones, stone circles and cairns, and more modern monuments such as cillins (infant burial grounds) and holy wells.
Along the way the towns of Fermoy and Mallow and the villages of Kilworth, Ballyhooly and Mourneabbey are encountered
The route consists of quiet tarmac roads, forestry tracks, bog roads and moorland and field paths. Although these off-road sections are never far from a public road, on higher ground the route frequently passes through quite isolated mountain areas of forestry.
Please note the route changes marked in red but also alternative routes to take incase of bad weather marked with a black dotted line.