Lough Boora - Farmlands Loop Walk
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Explore the beauty of Lough Boora Discovery Park with a walk through this unique Irish habitat. The 6 km Lough Boora Farmlands Loop Walk takes in the lakes and parklands, with plenty of flora and wildlife to discover along the way.
Discover the beauty of the habitats of Lough Boora Discovery Park on the Lough Boora Farmlands Loop Walk which follows a trail through the park and angling lakes. Look out for cattle, sheep, birds, anglers and model aeroplanes as you make your way along the loop.
Go walking on the Farmlands Loop Walk—as a natural retreat for flora and wildlife, it’s one of the more picturesque walking trails in Ireland and ideal for photographers and bird watching enthusiasts, with a bird hide providing a sheltered vantage point on the way.
About Lough Boora Discovery Park:
The Lough Boora Discovery Park is a beautiful new landscape hidden at the centre of Ireland, a paradise for anyone who loves walking. In recent years large tracts of bog have been turned into cutaway—areas of bogland that have come out of production once all commercial peat has been removed.
In 1994 the Lough Boora Parklands Group produced an integrated plan for the Boora cutaways that would embrace environmental and socio-economic concerns.
Through a creative combination of nature and design, beautiful new habitats have emerged on the cutaway bogs of County Offaly. Lands cloaked with great raised bogs for 10,000 years, and harvested for energy since the 1940s, have today become a unique and welcoming habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna.