Roscommon Holiday

Walking in Roscommon, Ireland


The natural landscape of Roscommon is its best attribute with expanses of unspoilt nature perfect for walking. With green fields, gentle wooded slopes, mountainous areas, rivers and lakes, Roscommon offers everything leisurely rambling to treks that will test the endurance of experienced hikers.

You can simply step out of your accommodation and take a walk into the rural heart of Ireland with the greatest of ease or choose one of the many trekking and hiking trails around the country.

The great thing about walking is that families of all ages can give it a go. Many of the established tourist attractions in Roscommon have friendly walks around the grounds including Strokestown Park House and Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle.

Follow the links below for more information on some Roscommon walks.

Walking Routes in County Roscommon

Arigna Miner's Way and Historical Trail - Historic, extensive walk taking in the Arigna Coal Mines and three Counnacht counties.

Cloonfad Walks - Seven interconnected walks through forested hills including bothreens used by local people for generations.

Sliabh Ban Walks, Strokestown - Three walks through coilte owned forestry with magnificent views from the mountaintop.

The Suck Valley Way - Multi-terrain, long distance walk for trekkers who want to see firsthand the rugged landscape of Roscommon and Galway.

Slí na Sláinte walks in County Roscommon

Roscommon has four 'Slí na Sláinte' walking routes located in Cloonfad, Lough Key, Roscommon Town and Strokestown. The 'path to health' initiative has been developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and signposts mark the route at 1 km intervals.