This magnificent 140 acres peninsula of unspoiled meadowland and native woodlands adjacent to the Hotel which is surrounded by the lake.
The land has been untouched for centuries and the utmost care has been taken during the development of the trails to ensure all the ancient woodlands and thriving local wildlife are undisturbed.
Opening times are 09.00 – 19.30 daily.
Access to Yew Point is for Hotel Residents Only.
Forest Bathing at Yew Point Estate
Join our expert forest bathing guide for a walk through the picturesque woodlands of the Yew Point Estate, designed to help you connect with nature and find inner balance, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Who can attend?
Forest Bathing is exclusively for Hotel Guests.
Visit this page to keep an eye out for upcoming dates!
YEW POINT LOOP AND FAIRY TRAIL
Step out into the great outdoors of Yew point at Hodson Bay, and experience 140 acres of unspoiled meadows and woodlands on the shores of Lough Ree. Whether it’s a forest ramble, a leisurely jog around our 5 km Yew Point loop or exploring the magical and enchanting Fairy Trail Experience; there’s something for all age groups!
LUXURY PICNIC BUTLER EXPERIENCE
Yew Point at Hodson Bay will be offering a luxury picnic hamper for guests exploring the great outdoors. Don’t worry if you’re walking, as Yew Point’s very own Butler will not only deliver your very own wicker basket of goodies, but will also set the scene for you under one of Yew Points ancient oak trees.
YOGA AND MEDITATION WITH MEVIN
Yoga and Meditation with Mevin will take place outside in the natural surroundings of Yew Point, and will help to enliven the basic intelligence of nature in your awareness and physiology. Our being resonates with the sight of a flower, sound of birds, feeling of the breeze… So join our resident Meditation and Yoga Master.
YEW POINT AT HODSON BAY IS A PRIVATE TERRAIN
MANAGED BY HODSON BAY GROUP
Access is strictly restricted to individuals who have completed the registration process and received their access cards from the Reception Desk at the Hodson Bay Leisure Centre Reception.
We are working with Roscommon County Council, Waterways Ireland and Failte Ireland to develop a public walkway along the western lakeshore, which will include a floating boardwalk. When it is completed, this will be a magnificent facility and will be free of charge to the public when developed.
In the meantime, we have created a looped trail, which includes some lakeshore access and a fairy trail for children.
The work to date including maintenance of the grounds and ensuring the native indigenous woodland and wildlife species are preserved and protected has been funded by The Hodson Bay Group.
Due to the substantial costs involved there is a charge for access to the trail. In addition, due to the special nature of this area we have to manage numbers on the walkway at any one time.
As this is a lakeshore trail, there are plenty of our flying friends about, if you don’t want too much company at certain times of year, insect repelant can be helpful.