The Great Outdoors
The Ramparts Walk in Slane follows the towpath of the Boyne River Navigation System, which is a combination of footpaths and tracks alongside the river and canals. The walk starts in Slane village and includes some beautiful views of Slane Castle and Stackallen weir.
Boyne Valley Camino
The Boyne Valley Camino is a self guided, 25km looped walk starting in Drogheda town centre. The walk follows the River Boyne through the beautiful Townley Hall woods and then on to Mellifont Abbey, Oldbridge Estate, Tullyallen, the Boyne Canal and returning to Drogheda along the Boyneside Trail.
Official Camino Passports can be used to collect the beautiful stamps created by local artists along the route.
The grounds of Townley Hall are open to the public, with beautiful woodland walks, including King William’s Glen, which goes all the way to Tullyallen.
The grounds around the Oldbridge Estate (also known as the Battle of the Boyne) has some wonderful walking trails through fields, woodlands and along the Boyne river and canal. The estate house is stunning and includes a small but very interest museum all about the Battle of the Boyne.
The cafe is located in the beautiful walled gardens and is a lovely place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea.
Slieve Gullion Forrest Park
Slieve Gullion Forrest Park has a variety of walking and hiking trails to suits all abilities. There is a wonderful Giant’s Liar Story Trail through the woods and a super playground for kids. Plenty of picnic tables and car parking available, as well as a lovely cafe by the playground.
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
Known as ‘Ireland’s Stairway to Heaven’ the Cuilagh Boardwalk is a walking trail through the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain, in County Fermanagh. The trail starts at the Marble Arch Caves and meanders along a quiet farmland track before traversing a wooden boardwalk that consists of a steady climb through boulder fields to the summit plateau.
On a clear day you can see the Sligo Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland.