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25 best spring walks in Ireland: Fresh air for every age and fitness level

Put a spring in your step during the coronavirus chaos with Independent.ie's guide to walking in Ireland...

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Walking: Fresh air for all ages and fitness levels

Walking: Fresh air for all ages and fitness levels

Ireland's Eye from Howth

Ireland's Eye from Howth

Carpets of bluebells bloom in spring at Killinthomas and at Moore Abbey

Carpets of bluebells bloom in spring at Killinthomas and at Moore Abbey

Emo Court

Emo Court

Climb up past the monastic settlement at Glendalough

Climb up past the monastic settlement at Glendalough

Pretty woodland routes at Roe Valley Country Park

Pretty woodland routes at Roe Valley Country Park

Jaw-dropping views from the Urris Hills, Inishowen Peninsula. Photo: garethmccormack.com

Jaw-dropping views from the Urris Hills, Inishowen Peninsula. Photo: garethmccormack.com

Dramatic views over Valentia Island

Dramatic views over Valentia Island

St Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra

St Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra

Helen Fairbairn

Helen Fairbairn

The broad expanse of Lough Allen in Leitrim

The broad expanse of Lough Allen in Leitrim

Lissadell House, Sligo

Lissadell House, Sligo

Bray Head — climb up and over to enjoy the view

Bray Head — climb up and over to enjoy the view

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Walking: Fresh air for all ages and fitness levels

WITH the country in partial lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, walking is the new social outlet for many.

Officials are taking precautions with the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland, meaning that pubs are closed, concerts have been cancelled and schools are shut.

Across the country, thousands of Irish residents would usually have a jam-packed week ahead of St Patrick's Day, but with new social distancing guidelines in place, many events and social gatherings have been cancelled.