Old Rail Trail

This 43km Greenway brings walkers and cyclists through the very heart of Ireland, from the Royal Canal in Mullingar to the River Shannon in Athlone. An entirely off-road walking and cycling trail it’s very safe for families or anyone looking for a leisurely spin. Scenic and peaceful, you will hear nothing but birdsong and the whirr of the spokes on your bike as you pedal along.

The greenway traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges.  Linking the mighty River Shannon in Athlone with the Royal Canal in Mullingar, it passes through areas of unique biodiversity and heritage along the way.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is a must-see attraction on the trail and great options for rest and refreshments are available in Moate, Castletown and Ballinea en-route.  Bike hire is available in Athlone and Mullingar.

For details on access points and car parking, go to the interactive map here

View the brochure guide here

Old Rail Trail
Old Rail Trail