Places to go in Leitrim

Walks in Leitrim - Explore these Beautiful Trails

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Whether you're an ambler, rambler, or wanderer, lace up and explore these places to go in Leitrim with trails suited for all fitness levels.

As the lush landscapes of Ireland burst into full bloom, there's no better time to explore the stunning beauty of County Leitrim. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, Leitrim offers a variety of walking trails that cater to all levels of fitness and experience. There’s no better time to get the pep back in our step!

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  1. The Shannon Blueway: Acres Lake to Drumshanbo

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 6 km (one way)

Kick off your adventure with the Shannon Blueway, a gentle trail that starts at Acres Lake and meanders towards the charming town of Drumshanbo. Perfect for families and casual walkers, this route offers stunning views of the lake and the Shannon River. Along the way, enjoy a picnic at one of the many scenic spots and watch out for local wildlife.

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  1. Sliabh an Iarainn Mountain Trail

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length: 10 km (loop)

For those seeking a bit more challenge, the Sliabh an Iarainn Mountain Trail is a must. This loop trail offers panoramic views of Lough Allen and the surrounding countryside. The ascent takes you through lush forests and open moorland, providing a true sense of the rugged beauty of Leitrim. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking vistas!

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  1. Glenfarne Wood Walk

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Length: 7 km (loop)

Glenfarne Wood is a treasure trove of natural beauty and historical intrigue. This loop walk takes you through serene woodland paths, along the shores of Lough MacNean, and past the ruins of the once-grand Glenfarne Hall. It's a peaceful walk with plenty of opportunities to learn about the local history and enjoy the tranquility of the forest.

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  1. The Leitrim Way

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Hard
Length: 56 km (one way)

For the more adventurous, the Leitrim Way offers a long-distance trail that spans the county. This route is perfect for experienced hikers looking for a multi-day challenge. The trail takes you from Manorhamilton in the north to Leitrim village in the south, passing through a variety of landscapes including lush valleys, dense forests, and rolling hills. Along the way, you’ll encounter charming villages and have the chance to experience the true essence of rural Ireland.

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  1. The Cavan and Leitrim Railway Greenway

Difficulty Level: Easy
Length: 5 km (one way)

Step back in time with a walk along the Cavan and Leitrim Railway Greenway. This easy trail follows the old railway line and offers a flat, accessible path suitable for all ages. It's a great way to enjoy a leisurely walk while learning about the region's rich railway history. Interpretive panels along the route provide fascinating insights into the past.

Places to go in Leitrim

Stop at the Leitrim Design House

No trip to Leitrim would be complete without a visit to the Leitrim Design House in Carrick-on-Shannon. Located in the beautifully restored Dock Arts Centre, this hub for local creativity showcases a wide array of handmade crafts and products from talented Irish artists.

Discover places to go in Leitrim this summer – where every path leads to a new adventure.

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