Leg 1- Avondale House to Clara Vale
Distance : 14km Map Coordinates: X 19500 Y 86200
GPS Coordinates: 52 54 48 -6 13 21
Sets off from Avondale House along the Scots Pine and Eucalyptus lined trails to the Avonmore River. Keep to the riverside trail until the exit from the park, up steps into a small industrial park. After approx. 100M, turn right through a gate/style and run down through a field to a small bridge. Cross over, keep left and follow the river to an exit beside the co-op. Turn right, follow the Moneystown road for 1Km to the Stump of The Castle Forest entrance. From here, follow the Avonmore Way for approx. 4Km – then take a fork to the left (continuing along the river) to the road and turn left towards Clara Vale Church.
From here runners continue for 1Km along the Avonmore Way to a main road. Turn left, then 50M on the right is the changeover point, a gate into Trooperstown Forest.