Walking & Cycling Trails
The Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara has been important since the late Stone Age, when a passage tomb was built there. However, the site became truly significant in the Iron Age (600 BC to 400 AD) and into the Early Christian Period when it rose to supreme prominence – as the seat of the high kings of Ireland. All old Irish roads lead to this critical site. There is a lovely walk around the site - visit the website here
Trim Historical Trail
This fantastic town trail breathes life into the historical significance of Trim!
you will see the sites of the old town gates, he remains of the old leper hospital, view the womb of the Tomb of the Jealous Man and Woman and hear your voice return at the Echo Gate. The walk takes approximately 60 minutes and profiles the following 22 historical points: 1. Trim Visitor Centre 2. St. Patrick's Church 3. Wellington Monument 4. Dublin Gate 5. Trim Castle 6. Maudlin's Cemetry 7. Echo Gate 8. Priory of St. John The Baptist 9. Tomb of the Jealous Man & Woman 10. Newtown Cathedral 11. Victorine Friary 12. Newtown Church 13. Navan Gate 14. Athboy Gate 15. St. Patrick's Cathedral 16. The Old Gaol 17. St. Mary's Abbey 18. Yellow Steeple 19. Sheepgate 20. The Cannon 21. Courthouse 22. Trim Visitor Centre. Distance from hotel 12,9 km - 16 minutes drive by car.
Balrath Woods on the Kentstown Road outside Navan and avail of free car parking, picnic tables and playgrounds at this lovely wooded amenity. Distance from hotel 27 km - 25 minutes drive by car.
Kells Girley Eco Bog Walk which is located a few miles outside Kells on the Mullingar Road. Distance from hotel 25,6 km - 24 minutes drive by car.
County Meath & The Boyne Valley
Fresh air, green rugged fields, the crystal waters of the Boyne river, friendly people ... discover why Meath is a great place to explore on foot. Please see this website for more information www.meath.ie
Kells to Virginia Circular Cycle Route
Distance: 85.30 km
Start location: Cavan Road N3
End location: Cavan Road N3
Something for everyone on this nice circular exploration of this corner of Meath/Cavan. Starts off with an a undualting run along the Kells to Oldcastle road, usually relatively light traffic, with some lovely stretches. We continue to follow the regional road to virginia wiht more rolling hills. Then off piste, through Cavan backroads before crossing the kells kingcourt road for a challenging hill at Screebogue. We can refuel at Carlanstown before a nice flat stretch avoiding the main roads all the way back to kells with the final stretch past the manicured lawns of the Headfort golf club.
Newgrange Valley Circular Cycle Route
Distance: 26.65 km
Start location: N51 Slane
End location: N51 Slane
The route starts from Slane village. After crossing the bridge over the Boyne at Slane there is a steep climb before turning off the main road. After that it's mainly gentle hills on fairly quiet roads. Some beautiful landscape, passing by Newgrange passage tomb, Dowth burial mound and the Boyne river, as well as crossing a beautiful old bridge over the Boyne. The route is suitable for anyone - the 1st hill can be walked up if needed (on a wide hard shoulder). All of the route is on tarmac.
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