Family Walks in Monaghan

rossmore forest park

Family walks are a great way to get out with the kids and there are many beautiful places to walk around Monaghan from wooded trails, bog walks, parks and more, so you are sure to find something to suit you. Here are 3 favourite family walks in Monaghan:

rossmore-forest-park#1. Rossmore Forest Park

Rossmore Forest Park has several forest walks, a Nature Trail and a Yew walk. It has a car park, picnic sites, forest and lakeside walks, nature trails and viewing points.

Located 3.5km south west of Monaghan Town on the R189 to Newbliss.


A special feature of the park is the rhododendron and azalea display, which is at its colourful best in early summer.

€5 per car on Saturdays and Sundays.

#2. Lough Muckno Leisure Park

Lough Muckno Leisure Park in Castleblayney is a great place to take the family walks. It has walking trails as well as Nature Walks and Picnic area. It is open all year around and no admission fee.

#3. Castle Leslie  

Castle Leslie in Glaslough is another great place to breathe in fresh country air and take in the stunning scenery as you stroll around in the woods or by the lakes. There are a whole host of exceptional walks, from short jaunts to long leisurely strolls on the Estate.

Do you have a favourite place to go for a family walk in Monaghan? Let us know in the comments below!

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