Great Family Walks in Roscommon

Family walks are a great way to get out with the kids whether you are looking for a short stroll with a toddler or an adventure with an older child.  There are so many beautiful places to walk with the family around Roscommon so you are sure to find something to suit you.  Have fun spotting wildlife, feeding ducks, collecting leaves/acorns/shells or bring a picnic. Make sure to remember the snacks, drinks, camera and weather gear.

Slí na Sláinte routes

There are Slí na Sláinte routes in Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon Town and Cloonfad.

Boyle Historic Town Walk

This walk through historic Boyle begins at the 18th-century King House and takes in Boyle Abbey with other stops including Frybrook House and the Shambles.  Boyle’s 12 Century bridge is one of the oldest in Ireland.

Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park is a great family friendly place for a wander.  Not only is it buggy friendly but it also has a restaurant and changing facilities.  There’s an adventure play kingdom in the grounds of the old Rockingham estate as well as a tree canopy and spooky old servants’ tunnels.  Also home to Ireland’s only Boda Borg, a kind of Swedish version of The Crystal Maze.

Trails in Lecarrow

There are two Rinn Duin trails in Lecarrow of 3 or 4.5km long, graded easy to suit all abilities.

The name Rindoon (in Irish ‘rinn duin‘) means a fortified headland.  The Rindoon Peninsula in County Roscommon extends into Lough Ree approximately in the centre of Ireland.

Loops are marked in blue and green and start at St John’s House.

Do you have a favourite family walk in Roscommon? Let us know in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.