For those who enjoy a quiet stroll we have created our “wellness walk”
A 1.5 kilometre securely fenced path meanders through our family farm.
Wide enough for romantic couples to stroll hand in hand, it is over hung by mature trees in places and has picturesque lake views in parts.
A coniferous forest bounds one section while grassland is prevalent. There are usually cattle grazing contentedly in the small fields as you pass.
Watch out for the graceful hares as they lope along from field to field, especially in the month of march.
Birds of all kinds frequent the trees along the way and swans regularly swim in the river alongside.
There are neither houses nor roads visible or audible from our farm so peace is guaranteed.
Our glamping site is located in the centre of our farm. The main entrance brings you in from the southerly direction.
We also have another avenue leading north from the glampsite which arrives on a different public road.
This means you have a choice of looped walks varying in length from 3 to 10kms on quiet leafy country roads with lake views and no traffic.
Portlick Millenium Forest Park is 2.5km away by the lake. You can walk or drive there and there are a multitude of marked forest trails to suit all abilities or for a less energetic activity try skimming stones along the shores of Lough Ree, a tranquil lake of 40 square miles with ample fishing.
Boat hire is available locally.
Located off quiet country roads, our holiday accommodation provides the perfect base from which to explore Irelands Hidden Heartlands.
You can cycle to Athlone through our beautiful local village of Glasson entirely on quiet roads,avoiding the primary traffic routes.
There you can join the Greenway cycle track which follows the old Mullingar to Athlone railway line, which has been open for a few years now, and provides safe scenic level cycling with regular access points and stop offs.
The Greenway is ideal for families as it is easy safe cycling for smaller children
The towns of Moate , Ballymahon and Lanesboro are also lovely to cycle to on quiet roads so the choice is yours!
Work is at an advanced stage to open the cycle track across the mighty River Shannon towards Galway which will link in to make cycling from Dublin to Galway a safe and enjoyable reality.
The Royal Canal Cycle route runs from Dublin to Cloondara in Co. Longford.It passes quite near us (approx. 12km) between Abbeyshrule and Ballymahon.
Proposals are at an advanced stage to mark the route linking this cycle path to the Athlone –Mullingar greenway.
This is likely to pass our farm as we are located on the natural side roads route from one to the other, making our Glamping site an ideal stop off.
We have steaming hot showers and comfy king size beds to relax tired muscles along with safe storage for bikes.
Being a keen cyclist myself,I will be delighted to help in any way to make your trip an enjoyable one.
We are only 3 miles from the picturesque Glasson Village,sometimes known as “The Village Of The Roses” due to the gardening skills of the residents.
The village is widely accepted to be the Culinary Capital of rural Ireland.
There are three award winning restaurants in the village itself, Glasson Village Restaurant located in the old police barracks,Grogans of Glasson and The Villager, Glasson are gastro pubs/restaurants opposite each other on the main street both with indoor and outdoor dining facilities and safe garden areas for families to enjoy.
Wineport lodge ,home to the TV series “the Restaurant” is 1km away along the lake with stunning lake views and superb menus
Glasson Golf Hotel is 2 km from the village in the opposite direction(towards Glasson Glamping Farm) and also has stunning lake views with food available.
It has a driving range available at any time for reasonable rates so no excuse for not practicing your swing!
Its unique feature is that the lake can be seen from each of the 18 holes.
Killinure Chalets Restaurant is a little known hidden gem 5 km from us along quiet lakeside roads.Uniquely,they don’t take bookings but welcome diners from 6.30 pm. Famous for T bone stakes served on wooden platters its a relaxed dining experience.
If you like to experience a real old authentic Irish pub we have two nearby.
Less than 4 km away on leafy lanes is the old world Murrays of Maghera where the locals are always ready for a chat with plenty of wisdom to impart.
The Three Jolly Pigeons is a similar distance away.Made famous by the poet Oliver Goldsmith In “The Deserted Village” it is largely unchanged for centuries with a straw thatched roof and a circular doorstep which was the millstone from “The Busy Mill”, also made famous by Goldsmith.