Comprising some 350 hectares of mixed woodland, a lake and a number of islands, Lough Key constitutes one of the most extensive and picturesque forest parks in Ireland. Included in the Park’s amenities are a well landscaped caravan and camping park, nature walks, a bog garden, observation tower, ice house, wishing chair and underground tunnels. The lake, Lough Key, one of the most beautiful lakes in Ireland, is navigable from the Shannon via the Boyle River and the jetty at Lough Key harbours pleasure cruisers from that great river. Boats are available for hire within the Park. Guided tours are available for groups and school tours by arrangement.
A new lake side Visitor’s Centre, provides an ideal base for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park. The new “tree canopy trail” will take you on an engaging journey through the history, Flora and fauna of the Park using the 19th Century underground tunnels, the refurbished 5 storey Moylurg viewing tower and a contemporary tree canopy walk, the first of its kind in Ireland. This 250m long creation of timber and steel gently rises 7m about the woodland floor. It offers an engaging “birds eye view” of nature as it meanders through the tree tops offering panoramic views of the shimmering island studded lake. Another unique attraction at Lough Key is the innovative weather independent Boda Borg challenge, a Swedish concept containing numerous rooms with fun filled activities, puzzles and enjoyable tasks, but no instructions! Once you enter the challenging two storey boda borg, only teamwork using countless different skills, ingenuity trial and error will allow you to progress through the various spaces. Also Zipiti is the acclaimed Forest Adventure Aerial Trail. It is an action-packed, multi-platform, adrenaline-filled adventure journey for anyone from age 7 upwards with a basic level of fitness. Ideal for those new to the world of adventure who like their challenges in bite-sized chunks to weekend warriors seeking the latest adventure test. Come and tackle this unique activity mix of zip lines, rope bridges, tarzan swings, and climbing walls with a few special extra challenges thrown in for good measure!
An outdoor adventure play kingdom has been designed to provide stimulating and entertaining activities for children of all ages in a colourful and safe environment. Take time to explore the 350 hectare Estate from its 19 th Century Parkland with majestic trees, follies, bridges and canals to the numerous walks and trails through the native woodlands, bog garden and forest. Lough Key’s forest and leisure park is located on the N4, just East of the town of Boyle.
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