Key Points

Type Walking
Level Moderate (difficult if poor weather)
Distance 4.5km
Climbing Flat
Type Looped
Signed Yes
Parking Yes
Facilities (shops etc) None
Other Comments Rough ground in places. Appropriate footwear should be worn particularly if weather has been wet.

About this Route

Edenmore Bog Walk is a looped trail of about 5km around part of the the North Longford boglands. The walk has been developed by the Ballinamuck Community Enterprise Group, with the support of Fáilte Ireland and is featured on the Discover Ireland website www.discoverireland.ie. This trail is a unique setting for a self guided tour of pristine bogland habitat, introducing the walker to the biodiversity of bogland plants and animals as well as many other features of interest along the route.

The centre of Edenmore Bog is in relatively pristine condition, and supports two rare mosses that are only found on high quality raised bog. The edges of the bog support a range of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats, which add to the diversity of flora and fauna in the area. Peat provides an important source of fuel for the local community, many of whom have turbary (turf-cutting) rights for small sections around the edges. Turbary rights are assigned to families or to houses, and this is a traditional practice that has been in place for centuries.

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