Walks & Wilderness

Meander your way through our peaceful landscape on a woodland walk, discover the beauty of our lakeshores or climb a hilltop for spectacular views

Woodland Walks at Belvedere House

Woodland Walks at Belvedere House

Mullingar

Belvedere can be a place of quiet contemplation and also a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held there, it is a place resonant of the past but relevant to the future.

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Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park

Moate

Heritage tours at Dún na Sí are delivered by proud local guides who will immerse you in the unique stories Ireland’s past from ancient ring forts to traditional crafts, music and dance.

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Mullaghmeen Forest Trails

Mullaghmeen Forest Trails

Castlepollard

Mullaghmeen in north Westmeath is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. This 1,000 acre broadleaved forest has an extensive network of way marked trails for varying levels of fitness.

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Portlick Millennium Forest

Portlick Millennium Forest

Athlone

This is a wonderful walk that explores the wooded glades and farmlands of Portlick and the Whinning peninsula of Lough Ree. The trail is 5 km with shorter alternatives.

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Shannon Banks Walk & Nature Trail

Shannon Banks Walk & Nature Trail

Athlone

This walking trail starts at the rear of Athlone Castle and is approximately 5kms long. It is a looped bi-directional walk which takes you along the banks of the River Shannon and the old Athlone Canal.

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St. Feichin's Way, Fore

St. Feichin's Way, Fore

St. Feichin's Way is a 3km Looped Walk around the beautiful and historic landscape for Fore village, allowing visitors to explore this early Christian settlement which was converted by the Anglo-Normans into a chartered walled town with an important Benedictine priory.

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The Westmeath Way

The Westmeath Way

Athlone

The Westmeath Way is a longer linear 33km route starting behind Kilbeggan Distillery Museum and finishing at the Harbour Bridge in Mullingar.

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National Famine Way

National Famine Way

The National Famine Way is a self-guided Trail detailing the ill-fated journey of 1,490 famine emigrants who walked from Strokestown Park to ships in Dublin during the Great Irish Famine. It follows the route of the Royal Canal, along the Royal Canal Greenway through Westmeath via Mullingar.

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