A Week of Slow Adventures in Leitrim

7 Days – 7 Slow Adventures

Slow Adventure is the unique new travel experience where the whole family can explore, engage, and reconnect with nature in the West of Ireland. Slow Adventure is all about immersing yourself in the breath-taking landscapes of Lovely Leitrim at a slower, more reflective pace. If you’re searching for a digital detox, looking to learn useful outdoor skills, or simply yearning for some rest and relaxation – Slow Adventure has you covered!

As a helpful introduction to the wonderful world of Slow Adventure – we’ve compiled a handy week-long list of 7 highly interactive experiences that are ready and waiting for you right now in Leitrim! Take a deep breath, and get ready to make memories!

Monday - Cycling

Exploring Leitrim by bike is an ideal way to enjoy the unique qualities of the county. Naturally, this is not cycling at Tour de France pace! 

Leitrim Cycles is a family run business that provide cycling adventures for all the family in the heart of the Leitrim and North Roscommon countryside on dedicated cycling trails. Our Slow Adventure cycling experiences are suitable for all fitness levels.

Leitrim Cycles hire a full range of regular bicycles, children’s bicycles, child carts, child seats and tandems.

Tuesday - Foraging

Slow Adventure offer two unique foraging experiences – via a guided forage walk or a stand-up paddle boat adventure.

On the forage walk, you start the day on a Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walk trails around the majestic Fowleys Falls. This is followed by an immersive trip to the Organic Centre where you will be treated to an outdoor picnic with some delicious foraged delights.

Our guided stand-up paddle boarding adventure takes place along the Leitrim Waterways. Run by our friends at Leitrim Surf Company, you are given fun foraging tips while you paddle along the water.

Wednesday - Bush Craft

Our 1-day Lough Allen-based Slow Adventure combines cycling, foraging, and bush craft. Enjoy an early morning cycle from Leitrim Village to the Lough Allen Adventure Centre where you take in the wild landscapes while foraging and learning bush craft in places people would not find by themselves.

Following a hearty lunch of wild foods identified during the foraging, you will make the return trip to Drumshanbo via bicycle.

Thursday - Landscape Walks

Based around Manorhamilton, Leitrim Landscape Walks offer a range of walks that explore the local scenery, nature, wild foods, history and archaeology of the area. Nuala, Tina, and Rob will give you a unique experience of nature, foraging and folklore in the stunning secluded landscape of north Leitrim.

Whatever your interests are, venturing out into the landscapes of Leitrim with us will be a worthwhile experience and a fantastic way to learn and discover.

Friday - Historic Guided Tours

Step back in time with our Historical Guided Tour experience. Encompassing walking, cycling, paddleboard and canoeing, Way To Go Adventures help you explore and enjoy the very best of the Shannon Erne Blueway.

Guided historical tours in this Adventure include Fenagh’s Neolithic Monuments, Monastic sites, and local landmarks associated with Celtic Heritage. You will also get to see the area on land through a guided cycle ending at the Fenagh Heritage Centre.

Saturday - Wilderness Training on land & water

Explore the wilderness of Leitrim with our Land & Water Wilderness Adventure. During this 1-day trip, you will have the opportunity to learn fire making skills through bush craft, learn to forage and forest bath, and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of nature. This experience is run by the wonderful Adventure Gently.

As the name suggests, Adventure Gently provide a gentle, enjoyable and safe experience – but still offer a flavour of excitement and achievement.

Sunday - Take to the Water

7 Days of Slow Adventure in Leitrim 

These are the Magnificent 7 and they give you just a flavour of the variety of offerings at SlowAdventure.ie. Contact the Slow Adventure team today to learn more – and start planning your next unforgettable slow adventure!

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Call Slow Adventure Ireland today:  Tel: 071 96 20170

So Leitrim may not have much of a coast line but it makes up for it with its many lakes and ample waterways including the Shannon Blueway. When it comes to water adventures, there is no shortage of options from kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddling to wild swimming! You can even forage along the river banks with some of the water adventure companies. 

There is a great supply of adventure providers all offering something difference. Slow Adventure Ireland have teamed up with a number of water adventure providers including Leitrim Surf Company, Lough Allen Adventure Centre, Way to Go Adventures and Adventure Gently.

So there is no excuse…. The river runs free & it awaits you!