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Walking is a very popular hobby, and the beautiful countryside in Ireland offers some of the most stunning walks in the world. Walking is a great form of exercise, and it’s very easy to get started even if you are not used to exercising regularly.
We know that many of our customers at Hidden Hearing are keen walkers, so we’re sharing our favourite walking routes here in the hope that you will enjoy them. Let us know which you like best, and don’t forget to share your favourites, too!
Walking Routes For You To Try
- Glendalough Lake Walk (County Wicklow). The Glendalough Lake Walk is ideal for walkers looking to explore the beauty of historic Ireland, and it’s only an hour from Dublin. You can discover the 6th century monastic settlement set in the Wicklow Mountains, and take a 5km walk around the upper lake, following the trail through Scots pine woodland to the ruins of a miner’s village. You will see the St Kevin’s Bed cave on the other side of the lake as you walk, and you can look out for falcons and wild goats.
- Knocknarea (County Sligo). You’ll need to set aside a couple of hours to take this walk up a 6,000 year old mound. Once you reach the top of the mound, you can explore the 55-metre diameter summit, which offers views across Sligo and Ballysadare Bay, taking in Ben Bulben and the Ox Mountains. It’s an easy 3km walk up a path from the car park, with an ascent of 207m.
- Ireland’s Eye (County Dublin). If you’re looking for a good walk for all the family, you’ll love Ireland’s Eye. This is the perfect spot for children and grandchildren to spot minke whales and grey seals, as well as a huge range of seabirds. You can start your 2.5km walk from the Martello tower and take in the views of Lambay Island and the breathtaking coastline around Portmarnock. You will need to allow around 2-3 hours to fully appreciate this fantastic walk.
- Slieve Croob (County Down). This gentle ascent is accessible to all, so you can even take the buggy to save the littlest legs! The trail is around 4km in length, with an ascent of 140m, but the road access is good so you can make the most of the 534m summit. This is Ireland at it’s best, with beautiful views from the coastline to the Mourne Mountains, and you can look out for a variety of native animals and birds of prey.
- The Famine Walk, Killary Fjord (County Galway). If you’re up for a challenge, the 16km Famine Walk is a great choice. Surrounded by the beautiful lakes and mountains of Connemara, you can take in the Mweelrea Mountain as you discover the famine relief path, alongside historic cottages and the only fjord in Ireland, at Killary Harbour. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this special place, and pack a picnic so that you can make the most of your day!
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