Walking and Cycling Trails
Take time to explore many of the Park’s unique, natural and historical features from its 19th century parkland with majestic trees, follies, bridges and canals to the numerous walks and trails through the native woodlands, Bog Garden and forests.
Walking Trails in Lough Key suit walkers of all abilities. Trails are graded multi access, easy, moderate and strenuous. We also give the length, expected duration and whether the trail is linear or looped.
National Way marked Ways
Ireland’s long distance walking routes are known as the National Waymarked Ways (NWW’s) and they are routes of up to 100kms or more, providing for overnight and multi-day treks across the country. Coillte provides more than half of all of the off-road sections of the NWWs and these take the walker across bogs and through forests, along rivers and lakes and into some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. All of the NWWs are listed on www.irishtrails.ie
The Miners Way Historical Trail passes through Lough Key and you will find all information relating this here
There is a Cycle trail at Lough Key which is perfectly suited to families with kids bikes, bikes with child seats or tag-a-longs. As these trails are completely traffic-free, they are a great place to teach your children to cycle and grow their confidence on a bike. There is approximately 8 Kilometres of traffic free trails in the park.
Boyle To Lough Key Cycleway
Walk or Cycle this scenic route which takes you through Boyle Marina, along the banks of the Boyle Canal, through amazing woodland and onto the magnificent Lough Key.
The length is 7.9km