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Kells 70 mile Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameKells 70 mile Circular
Distance : miles (km)81.55  (131.24)
Posted Byipc
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationCavan Road (N3)
End LocationCavan Road (N3)
Cycle Steps
An expanded version of the Kells Circular taking you further off the beaten track. We start by following the main Oldcastle road out of Kells before taking the sign for Crossakiel, with a little climb and great view from this village [home of the writer of the red flag].

Then onwards on the back roads with very light traffic before coming to the ancient monastic settlement of Fore.

We take an easy to follow backroads route into Oldcastle town, following the quiet regional roads though Virginia and Baileborough. Backroads again thought the small villages of Teirworker, Cormeen and Kilmainhamwood, which is your last chance to refuel before a final run though the lovely bog road though Emlagh bog. You rejoin the old kells –navan road and follow it past the headfort estate and golf club before returning to the start.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Crassakiel, Fore monastic settlement, oldcastle (option of well signposted detour to Loughcrew Cairns {contemporary to Newgrange}), Cavan & north Meath backroads and final stretch along bog road and the headfort estate. Bik shop in kells- after that you may be on your own ! (maybe something in viginia /oldcastle but check)

Cycling Clubs located in this region
Lakeside wheelers
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