The 300-metre tree canopy walk at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park meanders through the treetops nine metres above the woodland floor and can be enjoyed as a self-guided or as part of a guided tour.
It offers visitors the chance to learn the history, flora and fauna of Lough Key’s 800 acres of beautiful parkland and forest.
The tree canopy walk is just part of the overall ‘Lough Key Experience’, which is an engaging audio trail of the park´s history and landscape taking visitors through 19th-century underground tunnels, to the top of the refurbished five-storey Moylurg viewing tower.
Long a popular visitor destination because of its spectacular views and abundant wildlife, Lough Key has undergone major development.
It now provides a range of activities including forest, lake and parkland trails, an adventure play kingdom, cafe, camping and caravan facilities, and the intriguing Boda Borg.
The innovative, weather-independent Boda Borg is a Swedish concept that offers a challenge to adults and children alike, who, having entered the two-storey building must solve puzzles and complete tasks to be able to progress through its 47 rooms.
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is located in an area of great historical interest and is made up of vast woodland and numerous islands.
As early as 1134 it was referred to in Ireland’s famous annals and a wealth of historical and archaeological points of interest can be found throughout the grounds.
These include the Fairy Bridge, designed by the famous architect John Nash who also designed Regents Park in London, the Wishing Chair, ice house, stables and estate chapel.
Landmarks from Ireland’s ancient past such as ringforts (circular enclosures surrounded by a ditch) and a souterrain (underground passage) are also visible in the grounds of Lough Key.
Open all year round, the Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is 155km west of Dublin.