Enjoy an invigorating hike in Leitrim’s stunning natural surroundings. From canal and lakeside village walks to long-distance walks, forest walks and looped and linear trails, there is something to suit all interests and levels of fitness.
A Leitrim landmark and highlight of a visit to the Wild Atlantic Way, Glencar waterfall, inspired the famous poet, William Butler Yeats, who immortalised it in his poem, ‘The Stolen Child’. Following a pleasant woodland walk, where you will spot numerous waterfalls, particularly following heavy rain, though at 15m high, Glencar impresses the most.
Cultural and historical treasures dot the Leitrim landscape, including Manorhamilton Castle, built by Sir Frederick Hamilton between 1634-38, and the highly photogenic Parke’s Castle, a restored plantation castle from the early 17th century.
There is lots more to Leitrim, and it is our aim to take you to places less travelled such as this on our immersive Wild Atlantic Way experiences.