The 9km Mesolithic Loop is one of three main walking trails within Lough Boora Discovery Park, County Offaly.
The Lough Boora Mesolithic Loop takes about 2.5 hours to complete. It follows a trail of bog road and sandy track through the leabeg wetlands and passes by an ancient Mesolithic settlement dating back to 6500BC.
The trail will take you through the southern shore of Lough Boora across the old railway embankment and to the eastern bank of the canal, known locally as the canoe course. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to see whooper swans, purple moor grass, skylarks, hares and foxes.
- Nestled in charming County Offaly, Lough Boora Discovery Park boasts outdoor activities, nature and biodiversity, and even fascinating sculptures.
- Take a break at the park’s picnic and play areas, or take the delightful fairy trail – all accessible for both buggies and wheelchair users.