Lough Boderg Trail
This trail provides a very pleasant walk along a diverse mixed woodland of broadleaf and conifer species. The main tree species are beech , oak, Ash ,larch ,Cypress Sitka and Norway spruce. Some Douglas Fir has survived since the estate was planted in 1800s. There is diverse under story of naturally regenerating tree species with herbs and grasses. There are some picnic tables close to a jetty with scenic views of Lough Boderg. Cruisers have access to this lake as part of the Shannon water system.
At the jetty follow the trail along the edge of the lake where you can see water tolerant species viz alder ,birch aspen and willow, some of which are identified by signage. The remains of an ice house can be seen along lakeshore. A lime kiln can be seen on private land as you come away from the lake section of the walk.
On the site of Derrycarne house you will see a photograph of the house erected with some supporting historical and botanical information.
|Trail Name:||Lough Boderg Trail|
|Recreation Site:||Derrycarne [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Car Park|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Easy View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Car Park|