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Canal, River and Hill Walks

Canal/ River walks:

Boyne Ramparts Walk, Navan - Stackallen Bridge


This walk is known as the Boyne Ramparts walk and takes the visitor a distance of 8 km from Navan towards Slane along the banks of the River Boyne, parallel with the old canal. The walk will take you to Stackallen Bridge. Park your car at the carpark which can be found by turning left off the N3 for Ashbourne/ Duleek and the car park is located on your left.Beautiful wooded scenery and wildlife can be seen on this path.

Start Point of Walk:

Ramparts Carpark

Description of route:

Route along canal and boyne

Length and duration of walk:

2.5km/5 return (1 to 2 hrs)

Description of the routes terrain:

Canal walk

Difficulty Level:

Easy

Features:

Bridge crossing

Proximity to tourist service facilities:

Solstice Arts Centre with tourist information located on Railway street, Navan

Approx percentage of route on/off public roads:

All off public roads

Where is information on this route available:

Route is signed in Navan

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:

  1. 1km road, 2km track, 6km grassy track.
  2. 5.75km track/unsealed road, 9.25km grassy bank – rest by footpath near road
  3. 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

 

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