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It’s normal to have cabin fever at this time of year.

Getting out for a daily walk can really help clear the mind and feel a bit productive.

Sticking to your local trail is handy but if you want to explore a bit more, we have put together a list of 5 route around Ireland.

  1. Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park is located in County Roscommon and is the perfect place to explore nature.

There are 4 scenic walks, ranging from 3 to 4.2km.

You’ll pass through the native woodland, forests, bog gardens and canals.

2. The Leitrim Way 

The Leitrim Way is part of the larger Beara Breifne Way, which begins in West Cork and stretches up to Blacklion, Cavan.

It ranges from the 3km long Aghacashel Looped Walk to the 12km Crummy Loop Walk, and will bring you along the edge of Lough Allen.

3. Benwee Loop Walk 

The Benwee Loop is located in the north coast of Mayo.

As a coastal trail, the views are spectacular but allow a lot of time as it’s a difficult one.

This trail mainly follows bog track, sheep path to access high cliffs, ocean and bog views.

4. The Slieve Bloom Way

The Slieve Bloom Way is a 75km trail that loops around the Slieve Mountains in Counties Laois and Offaly.

This route crosses forest tracks, moorland, and deep glens, rising to 460m at Glendine Gap.

5. Clogherhead Cliff Walk 

This trail is situated in the small village of Clogherhead on County Louth’s southeast coast.

It’s a 4.3-km loop trail near and is generally considered an easy route.

You will get spectacular views of both the Mourne Mountains and the beach.