Walking

  • Leitrim’s constantly changing landscape offers endless and spectacular variety to the walker; mountains rising out of the surrounding lowlands, magnificent Lakeland vistas suddenly emerging round a ridge, to appear and disappear as walkers pass through a largely unspoilt countryside.

  • There are short walks and longer treks to be enjoyed depending on the walkers’ desire.  Sliabh an Iarainn, reputed to be the place the Tuatha de Dannan landed in ancient Irish legend, can be experienced in 4 short walks totalling 20km. Walkers will stand in awe at the breathtaking panoramic views and wonder at the variety of flora and fauna encountered.

  • Arigna Miners’ Way: This route meanders through the coalmining territory of the Arigna Mountains, tracing the ancient routes followed by the coalminers on their way to work.

  • The Leitrim Way passes through a variety of landscape features common to this beautiful, but little known part of Ireland. Starting on the east shore of Lough Allen, the walkers travel through intensely beautiful scenery until reaching the upland wilderness of Barlear. The route is made up of tracks, old and new in its entirety, and so can result in a fast pace.

  • Ballinamore, Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo all have Town Trails, which are well signposted and bring you into contact with the remnants of an historic past. Information is available at Leitrim Genealogy Centre in the Library in Ballinamore, the Tourist Office in Carrick and the Visitor’s Centre in Drumshanbo. Take a tour through the towns to discover historic buildings and gain an insight into the life of the town.  A series of walkways along the Shannon-Erne Blueway are currently being developed with many completed and also suitable for cyclists.Details of walking routes are available on The Leitrim Walkers webpage