Saturday 17 March 2018

Free Walking Pull-out: 25 Best Walks in Ireland

Free walking guide: only in this week's Sunday Independent

Walk this way …

Make the most of the last days of summer with our inspiring guide to the 25 best walks in Ireland. Experienced hikers and writers share their favourite walks in your area - from coastal strolls to mountainy climbs and lakeside routes. Follow our guide and get to know the secrets of the landscape around you. Time to get those walking boots on…


5 best walks in each province chosen by well-known walks writers Helen Fairbairn, David Kavanagh and Adrian Hendroff as well as travel writer Nicola Brady; plus why Ella McSweeney loves Old Head in Mayo, and Olivia O'Leary's favourite, The Barrow Way


  • Kid-friendly walks such as the Scalp Lookout trail,
  • City walks such as Bog of Frogs loop in Howth,
  • Pilgrim paths such as St Kevin's Way and parts of Cosan na Naomh in Kerry
  • Mountain hikes such as Coomloughra horseshoe in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks
  • Wild Atlantic Way routes such as Slieve League in Donegal

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