Lough Boora - Mesolithic Route

Car parking fee of €4

Cycling Off Road
County Offaly
Grade Easy
Length 9.3 km
Time 1 hour
Format Loop
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Red
Start Point
Car Park at Lough Boora Parklands (entrance off R357)
Finish Point
Car Park at Lough Boora Parklands (entrance off R357)
Nearest Town to Start Kilcormac 5km, Cloghan 12km
Grid Ref. N 182 191
Lat. and Long. 53.222301, -7.728738

This cycle combines the Leabeg Wetland and Mesolithic Site trails, however the Leabeg Wetland section should not be attempted during the Winter or early Spring due to flooding. The tail includes the southern shore of Lough Boora, the eastern bank of the canal, a forestry ride line and a broad peat access road leading to the Mesolithic Site. Depending on the time of year, look out for whooper swans, purple moor-grass, skylarks, meadow pipits, hares and foxes.

Trail Management

Lough Boora Discovery Park Tel: 057 9340010 Mob: 086 2896397* Thomas.Egan@bnm.ie

Facilities

Car parking/coffee shop

Waymarking and signage issues.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 48 and 54
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Local Link bus

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