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Royal Canal Greenway - Westmeath

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Easy
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: N/A
County: Westmeath
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: Greenway
Length (Kms): 32.30
Climb (m): 154
Estimated time: 7hr
Start point: Abbeyshrule, Ballynacarrigy, Ballina, Mullingar, Mary Lynch's
Start point grid ref: N 227 593
End point: Abbeyshrule, Ballynacarrigy, Ballina, Mullingar, Mary Lynch's
End point grid ref: N 620 482
Nearest town to start: Mullingar
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheets 41,48, 49
Facilities: in Mullingar
Public transport: Train
Map guide available: N/A

Description of Trail

The Royal Canal Greenway currently extends from the Meath/ Westmeath boarder to Abbeyshrule in Co. Longford. This is flat easy route which showcases the Westmeath section of the Royal Canal. It is intended that this route will be further developed as a greenway between Dublin and the Meath boarder ultimately connecting Dublin to Mullingar. From Abbeyshrule the greenway will eventually be developed westwards to Clondra. West of Mullingar it is possible to deviate from the Royal Canal Greenway and join the Mullingar to Athlone Greenway along a former railway route. (Note: At present it is possible to walk the entire route from Dublin to Clondra on the Royal Canal Way walking route which pre-existed the greenway).

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** Small children should be supervised as there is an unprotected canal bank along this trail**
This greenway has been inspected and approved by Sport Ireland - National Trails Office, East of Mullingar. The route West of Mullingar will be inspected in May 2016.
Note: The greeway development extends from the Meath/Westmeath border to Abbeyshrule in Co. Longford. Either side of these points the surface maybe rough and is not suitable for cycling unless a mountain bike is used.

Trail management organisation contact details

Westmeath County Council

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