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Lough Easkey

Lough Easkey

Ascent: 10m
Length: 6km
Time: 1hr 30mins – 2hrs
Grade: Moderate
Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snacks, fluid & mobile phone
OSI Map: Series 24, G448 23
Services: Tubbercurry (22km)
Terain: Lakeshore tracks, laneways & minor roads
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Description: 

This walk traces the shores of Lough Easkey, a peaceful and scenic lake surrounded by forest plantatios. The blanket bog on this route is designated a special area of conservation boasting rare types of moss and threatened bird species like the Greenland white fronted goose and Irelands only native reptile the common lizard has also been spoted here.

The Route

Starting from the carpark on the left, this remote nature trail crosses blanket bog with a combination of of forest tracks, laneways and minor roads, leading walkers into the Ox Mountains, offering stunning lakeshore views from part of the Sligo Way.

Did You Know?

The name 'Easkey' means 'Plentiful in Fish', and the lake is fittingly abundant in salmon and trout.

Please note NO DOGS are pemitted on this trail. 

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From Sligo

Take the N4 toward Dublin, after approximately 5km take the N59 signposted Ballina. Just after Dromore West village, take the first left, sign-posted Tubbercurry continue for approximately 11km until you arrive at the lakeshore trail head.  (for more exact directions enter your starting point into the field above)