New Year’s Walks in the Boyne Valley 2024

New Year's Walks in the Boyne Valley 2024

Date: 03/01/2024

As the calendar turns to a new year, many of us are making new year’s resolutions.

We want to get out and about, discover new sites and feel the wind on our hair.

One wonderful way to start the year on a positive note is by taking a rejuvenating walk amidst the natural beauty of the Boyne Valley in Ireland. 

The Boyne Valley, known for its rich history, ancient sites, and picturesque landscapes, provides the perfect backdrop for a New Year's adventures.

Here are our top New Year’s Walks in the Boyne Valley to get you moving into 2024.

The Boyne Valley to Lakelands County Greenway.

-BV to Lakelands Greenway

A new Greenway to discover in 2024 is the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway.

Start in Navan and follow this off-road path all the way to Kilmainhamwood. (Kilmainhamwood to Kingcourt will be completed in 2024).

Discover smaller sections of the route and walk or cycle from Navan to Kilberry, Kilberry to Wilkinstown, Wilkinstown to Castletown, Castletown to Nobber or Nobber to Kilmainhamwood.

Find out more on our website here.

Balrath Wood

Balrath Woods

Balrath wood offers the perfect walk for people with all abilities.

There are three defined pathways in Balrath/Knockcomra.

- The Long Walk- White on the map and circles the perimeter of the woods.

- The Nature Walk- Blue on the map.

- And the Easy Walk –  Yellow on the map and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Find out more on our website here. 

Black Water Park Scéal Trail

Sceal Treal

This is the perfect family walk in 2024- and its situated right beside the Blackwater Park Playground.  

The story of ‘Socks for Mr Wolf’ starts at the playground and you should follow the path to read the whole story.

Each board features questions about the story and movement tips to do on the way to the next page.

The questions help to build literacy skills and the movement tips are a fun way to get you and your children moving!

 This is an ideal (free!) family activity for those with younger children and copies of ‘Socks for Mr Wolf’ are also available to borrow from any Meath library.

 Find out more on our website here. 

Boyne Greenway

Boyne Greenway

One of the most scenic walks in Ireland.

The Boyne Greenway starts at Dominic's Park on the south bank of the River Boyne near the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda and takes you along the river close to the Mary McAleese Cable Bridge and then along the Boyne Canal to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldbridge.

This is approximately 4.5km long and presents some lovely views as you walk along the waterside.

Find out more on our website here. 

Boyne Ramparts Walk

Ramparts

Take this walk/ cycle from Navan to Stackallen bridge for a completely off-road day out.

On this 8km linear trail you will pass by epic views of the Boyne, Babe’s Bridge, Rowleys Lock, Ardmulchan House, Dunmoe Castle and so much more.

Find out more on our website here.

Boyne Valley Camino

BV Camino

If you are a seasoned walker and you are looking for a full day out, then the Boyne Valley Camino is for you.

This is a self-guided, 25km looped walk from Drogheda, which forms part of the Celtic Camino series.

The walk goes along the Boyne, through beautiful Townley Hall woods, via two OPW sites of Mellifont Abbey and Oldbridge House, through the village of Tullyallen, along the Boyne Canal, and returns to Drogheda along the stunning Boyneside Trail.

Find out more on our website here. 

Dalgan Park

Dalgan Park

Situated 3 miles south of Navan in five acres of parklands and woods, Dalgan Park provides a beautiful 7km forest and riverside walk.

Find out more on our website here.

Enfield Fairy Trail

Enfield Fairy Trail

Experience the magic of this fairy forest in Enfield in 2024.

The Fairy trail is situated at the harbour area of the Royal Canal Greenway. Open the gate to a world of fairy doors, houses, ladybirds and even a couple of thrones!

Discover Fiadh the Forest Fairy, Flash the Footballer Fairy and many more.

Find out more on our website here. 

Littlewood Forest

Littlewood Forest

If you are looking for somewhere to immerse yourself in nature, then Littlewood Forest outside of Slane is the perfect place.

The littlewood loop trail is 2Km long and takes you through a mixed conifer / broadleaf woodland and starts and ends at the car park.

The broadleaf trees along the route are a mix of native trees including Oak, Ash and Alder and exotics Sycamore, Beech, and Horse Chestnut.

Along the route you will pass two further display boards highlighting the diversity of the Flora and Fauna that can be seen in the woodland.

Find out more on our website here:

Girley Bog Eco Walk

Girley Bog

Situated between Athboy and Kells in County Meath, Girley Bog Eco walk offers an escape from the outside world.

Walk the 6km loop and discover the Eco Board Walk, Flora, Fauna, Wildlife and so much more.

Get more details and download the map on our website here. 

Loughcrew

Loughcrew

Make the climb to the County Highpoint of Meath in 2024.

This walk is perfect for sunset and sunrise lovers as it offers amazing views over 4 counties. Good boots are needed.

You will be greeted by Loughcrew Cairn at the top. Remember to NEVER climb on the Cairn, leave only footprints and take only memories.

Find out more on our website here. 

Royal Canal Greenway

Royal Canal Greenway

The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages.

Approximately 22km of the Greenway is set in County Meath, with access points at Enfield, Longwood and Hill of Down.

Storyboards and map-boards at the access points guide you along the way, with picnic areas and benches to pause and enjoy your surroundings.

Find out more on our website here 

Trim Porchfield Walk

Porchfields

Take a walk back in time along the Trim Porchfield Walk. Appreciate the spectacle of Trim Castle in all its glory, The Yellow Steeple, The River Boyne, The Porchfields, and the ruins of Newtown.

There is so much to discover on this walk. Find out more on our website here. 

Lace up your walking shoes, breathe in the fresh air, and let the Boyne Valley's walking trails set the tone for a year filled with discovery and adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you.


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