Trying to get the kids out walking and away from technology? We’ve rounded up some fun, family friendly walks for you to enjoy. From peat bogs to wildflower meadows, native woodlands to turloughs, lakes & marshes Roscommon is the perfect place to escape into the wild.
1. Cloonlarge Bog Walk
Looking for a walk to keep the kids engaged? This is the one for you. The looped bog road walk through Kilteevan country roads, is suitable for buggies and classed as “easy”.
There are numerous information boards along the walkway identifying locals butterflies, birds and trees, which are great fun for children to engage with and learn about their local environment. Not to mention the fun wood carvings popping up along the route.
2. Kilronan Castle Walk
This walk takes you through Kilronan Forest on a pathway from the Castle down to the shore of Lough Meelagh. You will walk through woodlands and along the shoreline of the lake. Keep an eye out for the Fairy house!
Why not visit Kilronan Castle after your walk for afternoon tea?
3. Lough Key Forest Park
Lough Key Forest Park is comprised of 250 hectares of amazing natural beauty, combining woodlands and water. There’s so much to see and do as a family whilst on the walks including crossing the Fairy Bridge, making a wish on the Wishing Chair and exploring the Ice House and Bog Garden.
There are 4 walks available, all of which are buggy accessible and suitable for dogs on leads. It’s the perfect spot for a family fun day out.
4. Mote Park Trails
Located just outside Roscommon town Mote Park trails are perfect for an afternoon stroll in the countryside. There are four different walks to choose from , all of which are buggy accessible through forest road and pathways. If you are lucky you might even see the resident red squirrel. Depending on the time of year you will be greeted with a carpet of bluebells, wild garlic, butterflies and birdsong.
5. Derryvunny Walks
This is a perfect walk to start with as it’s less than 1km. The multi access trail which is suitable for buggies, leads you through Corrigeenroe Marsh and brings you to a viewing point with spectacular views overlooking Lough Key. Why not bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the view.
Interested in more walks in Roscommon?
We have 18 walks featured in our Roscommon Walks Book for you to explore and enjoy. Each walk is numbered in the book and displays an easy to read map and details on length, duration, difficulty etc.