After exploring what is within our Luxury Glamp site in Pink Apple Orchard, a short drive away of approximately thirty minutes, can offer lots more varieties of stunning, spectacular locations with several things to do and various places to explore from Castles, lakeside views, woodland walks, serene waterfalls, mountainous treks, exhilarating bike rides, zip lines, inspirational landscapes for photography and overall offering the opportunity to take in Ireland’s incomparable, rustic beauty.
Activities and Adventure to be Discovered in The Heart of Ireland’s Lake District
Lough Key Forest & Leisure Park offers something for everyone. Especially great for families. There is a playground outside and inside the grounds. Many, many walks and some paths where bikes are also allowed. There are lots of areas for picnics and an abundance amount of space for exploring, climbing & hiding – for images of the amazing woodland follow link to gallery. Also available at Lough Key is a Zipit – the first high wire forest adventure in Ireland. www.loughkey.ie
Moorlands Equestrian Centre – Drumshanbo +353 (0) 719641500 www.moorlands.ie
Places to Visit
Although not on our doorstep, but only a short drive away there is a lovely spot we like to go for picnics – Spencer Harbour. A little gem we found that is a touch of beauty. Just another 5 minute drive in the same direction are The Waterfalls. Its a lovely drive off the main road & there are benches once you reach the top of the mountain to absorb the view.
Parke’s Castle is a beautifully restored castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill. Not only is the Castle a sight to be seen but the drive along and around Lough Gill are both breathtaking and inspiring for photographers, writers and for those who love nature alone. From the car park, you can take The Wild Rose Waterbus to see the beautiful landscape from water, while discovering a little about the history of the area. Also in Dromohair is Creevylea Abbey (+353 (0) 719620170). On the same lake shore is Glencar Waterfall. A breathtaking short walk all signposted and guided.
In Drumshanbo the Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre (+353 (0) 719621757) provides audio-visual displays reflecting life, transport and industry between Arigna and the Sliabh an Iarainn mountains with special emphasis on the railway, the canal, lakes, iron and coal mining.
The organic Centre – wwwtheorganiccentre.ie
Manorhamilton is a small town just 25 minutes drive away. It boasts many traditional public houses, coffee shops, an art centre, a library & a playground, of which dramatically opposite there is Manorhamilton Castle. There is also The Glens Centre which hosts many evenings of entertainment from theatre, concerts, comedy, poetry and also leisurely traditional music sessions every Sunday for all ages. (For more information on traditional music festivals please follow link)
Marblearch caves offers a full day out which can incorporate walks, picnics, a paddle! and a tour of the caves themselves. www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com
Florence Court – www.nationaltrust.org.uk
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