Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and was a great opportunity to head out to Lough Key Forest Park.

Situated in County Roscommon near the Leitrim border Lough Key is around 5 minute drive to Boyle and 15 minute drive to Carrick on Shannon.

At the Forest Park there is a visitor centre with children’s play area, sky walk through the trees and a tour through the grounds and the history of this park unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions this was closed for the time being.

So we went for a walk around the beautiful grounds.

Lough Key Location

Our Walk

Looking out over the lough such beautiful views especially on a lovely sunny day like this

The little Island on the Lough is McDermot’s Castle it’s like something out of a fairy tale. A little castle lying there for many of years a great focal point for this area.

As we started the walk around you can see the tree walk and also below the fitness machines which are scattered around the walk.

As we continued our walk through the forest more exercise machines

We then continued round the corner you come to a jetty area for boats and this beautiful view out onto the lough.

Plenty of little rivers and streams like this are prominent around the walk.

One of the old church buildings on the walk at the entrance to the site

This was another shot across the lawn again of one of the many old buildings you come across. And of course the plush green lawns

And then there is even somewhere to pick up a coffee what more could you ask.

There is ample parking around however it is 4 euros to exit the car park and which I believe the money eis to keep the uptake of the park which I suppose is fair enough.

We enjoyed our day and our walk cant wait to go back and hopefully the visitor center will be open then.

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