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20 new walks in Ireland and around the world to look forward to after lockdown

We’ve fallen back in love with walking over lockdown, and new trails are being created all over Ireland and the world. Here, we choose 20 to look forward to, long and short, for when we can travel again

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Julian Alps Trail, Slovenia

Julian Alps Trail, Slovenia

Bannau, Sir Gaer and Fan Brycheiniog from Llyn y Fan Fach in Wales

Bannau, Sir Gaer and Fan Brycheiniog from Llyn y Fan Fach in Wales

Matsushima, Japan. Photo: Deposit

Matsushima, Japan. Photo: Deposit

Charming Creek, on New Zealand's West Coast. Photo: Miles Holden

Charming Creek, on New Zealand's West Coast. Photo: Miles Holden

Coolnahay Harbour near Mullingar on the Royal Canal

Coolnahay Harbour near Mullingar on the Royal Canal

Walking in Co Offaly. Photo: VisitOffaly.ie

Walking in Co Offaly. Photo: VisitOffaly.ie

Walking at Cahermurphy, Co Clare. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Walking at Cahermurphy, Co Clare. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Spot the visitors! Mount Etna, Sicily

Spot the visitors! Mount Etna, Sicily

Two pilgrims look at the Miño river in Caminha, Portugal. Photo by Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images

Two pilgrims look at the Miño river in Caminha, Portugal. Photo by Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images

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Julian Alps Trail, Slovenia

It’s free. It’s healthy. You can do it from your doorstep, or in the world’s most exotic destinations.

Walking has always been a beloved outdoor activity, but a year-long pandemic has taken our appreciation of it to a whole new level.


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