Canal, River and Hill Walks

The Boyne Valley has two special walking routes:

Royal Canal Walk

Start Point of Walk:

Ashtown, Dublin and ends in mullingar.

Description of route:

77km - long distance, divided into 7 sections,

Length and duration of walk:

half day walk for each section

Description of the routes terrain:

 

Difficulty Level:

 

Features:

Enfield harbour, Moyvalley tree lined stretch

Proximity to tourist service facilities:

 

Approx percentage of route on/off public roads:

  • 1km road, 2km track, 6km grassy track.
  • 5.75km track/unsealed road, 9.25km grassy bank – rest by footpath near road
  • Way crosses N4 at moyvalley bridge so care is needed.

Where is information on this route available:

walks.iwai.ie/royal www.waterwaysireland.org

Hillwalking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk:

Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:

Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk:

3-4km

Description of the routes terrain:

 

Difficulty Level:

Medium challenge

Features:

The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities:

Oldcastle and Kells are close by

Where is information on walking here is available:

Tourist Information in Oldcastle and Kells Heritage Centre