7 Great Places for Family Nature Walks in Leitrim

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 20, 2019

Acres Lake Leitrim

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Heading out for walks in Leitrim means you have the choice of sea, river, woodlands, hills and mountain walk ways. With lots of scope for adventure, getting hands out with nature, and making plenty of memories, what are you waiting for?!

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Pack a picnic and get set for a great family adventure!

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Nature Walks in Leitrim

Glencar Hill Walk

Glencar Waterfall, Formoyle, Co Leitrim – ICP (1)

Image: Courtesy of Peter McCabe © Failte Ireland

The Glencar Hill Walk follows along the shores of Glencar Lake and the spectacular Glencar Waterfall, towards Dooneens.

Prepare for a climb at the start of the walk, but then this easy to moderate walk will deliver the most incredible views over Sligo Bay, Knocknarea, Truskmore, Leanne, the Leitrim Hills and Glencar Lake and Valley.

Aghacashel Looped Walk

The walk starts in the village of Drumshanbo and is an easy 3km looped walk that is suitable for all.

Fowleys Falls in Rossinver

Fowley Falls for walks in Leitrim

Image © Tourism Ireland

Fowleys Falls has a trail that is perfect for the pre-schoolers. Not too long, yet you feel you are a million miles from anything. The Trail goes very close to the loud river and falls and has picnic tables at one end, perfect for a break too!

Carrick on Shannon Slí Walking Route

An easy one by the river in Carrick is the Carrick on Shannon Slí Walking Route – 5.5km and starts near the bridge, opposite the remains of the Castle Carrickdrumruske. This is a lovely walk along by the river in parts.

Glenfarne Forest Walk

Enjoy fantastic views of Lough MacNean across to Fermanagh on a two hour ramble in Glenfarne Forest, part of the Glenfarne Demesne.

You can also follow part of the MacNean Sculpture Trail and see some of the wonderful pieces en route. Read about the history of the Tottenham Estate and visit Ladies Rest, where the ladies from the Great Hall would come to bathe and relax.

The walk is on forest paths and tracks and is self-guided with a choice of 3 varied lengths circular signposted walks.

Acres Lake Boardwalk

Acres Lake Leitrim

Image: Leitrim Tourism

Acres Lake Boardwalk is Ireland’s first floating boardwalk.

The 600m boardwalk, in the picturesque village of Drumshanbo, is the start of a 6.5km linear walking and cycling trail along the Shannon Blueway from Acres Lake to Battlebridge Lock, near Leitrim Village.

Drumleague Lock Loop Walks

The 5km Drumleague Lock Loop walk starts at Battlebridge Lock and takes you alongside the canal to Drumleague Lock.

After crossing the canal at the Lock, follow the trail back to Battlebridge Lock.

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Published On: October 20th, 2019 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: February 25th, 2023 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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