Canal, River and Hill Walks

Canal, River and Hill Walks

The Boyne Valley has two special walking routes. The Royal Canal Walk and Hillwalking at Loughcrew

Royal Canal Walk

Start Point of Walk:
Ashtown, Dublin and ends in Mullingar.

Description of route:
77km - long distance, divided into 7 sections,

Length and duration of walk:
half day walk for each section


Enfield harbour, Moyvalley tree lined stretch

Approx percentage of route on/off public roads:

  • 1km road, 2km track, 6km grassy track.
  • 5.75km track/unsealed road, 9.25km grassy bank – rest by footpath near road
  • Way crosses N4 at moyvalley bridge so care is needed.

Where is information on this route available:


Hillwalking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk:

Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:


Length and duration of walk:


Difficulty Level:

Medium challenge


The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities:

Oldcastle and Kells are close by

Where is information on walking here is available:

Tourist Information in Oldcastle and Kells Heritage Centre

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