In Leitrim, you will discover a perfect walk to match your abilities. The south of the county is home to amazing rolling drumlins, the Shannon and canal with greenways and blueways.
In North Leitrim, the Glenade Valley in the Dartry Mountain hosts some of the finest scenery, archaeology, cultural heritage and natural upland environments to be found anywhere in Ireland and is renowned as one of the finest examples of a glacial valley in Europe.
Further south just off the Manorhamilton/Enniskillen road the Glenfarne Demesne is home to a series of forest walks. The scenic secluded roads and trails are ideal for a relaxing family walk.
Guarding the southeastern shores of Lough Allen, 585m-high is Sliabh An Iarainn, one of the best-known summits in Leitrim. For walkers, Sliabh An Iarainn has something of a split personality. Its rounded summit slopes are uneven and thickly vegetated, yet the mountain’s eastern side is cut by a long line of cliffs that make for fascinating exploration. As well as providing natural drama and great views, the rocks also hide an atmospheric mass site dating from Penal times. As part of Sliabh An Iarainn walking product you can enjoy one of the many Failte Ireland looped walks.
However, there is one walk, which should not be missed for families – Fowley’s Falls in Rossinver. This is a riverside walk complete with a series of breathtaking views.
The walk ends in a beautiful verdant open green – a silent area with a picnic table. The walk has a pathway for part and well-maintained grass path in flatter areas. Nature has been uppermost in the design of the walk. The trees have been kept at the riverside with ‘breaks’ to give fantastic views of the drops. The total length of this linear walk is 3km (1.5Km each way). It is possible to join the walk at the halfway point.