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

A 165km way marked walking/cycling trail commemorating a heartbreaking walk of forced emigration in 1847 at the height of the Irish famine.  It begins at the memorial glass wall at National Famine Museum | Strokestown Park in Roscommon and continues through six counties to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin’s Docklands. The route is marked by more than 30 pairs of bronze children’s shoes. 

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Tudenham Park Trail

Tudenham Park Trail

Soak up the tranquility and enjoy scenic views across Lough Ennell with a woodland walk through the historic lakeshore grounds of Tudenham Park House. Nestled among the trees is one of the latest and magnificent creations from Mullingar woodcarver Richie Clarke, famous for his mythological carvings.

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