Walking by the waters of the Lough Derg Blueway, there are moments where you will feel compelled to just stand still and stare. Nature is in constant motion here and if you don’t slow down, you’ll miss it, the heavy flap of a swan taking flight, the hurried buzz of a dragonfly, tufted ducks foraging amongst wind rustled reeds.
In summer, the lake pulsates with birdsong and butterflies, and the forests are saturated in a cascade of ferns, rushes, grasses and reeds.
In winter, pallid tones, bare trees and the magical play of light on the water create a setting that’s perfect for wrapped up, cold weather walks.
From the low key beauty of its shoreline to the soaring drama of its hills, the Lough Derg Blueway's charms are endless.