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Galway city/county walks

  • 12-05-2019 11:13am
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    Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ DavidK1993


    Hey guys,

    Myself and my partner have just moved to Galway, Roscam area to be exact and both love walking. Could anyone recommend walking trails in and around the city or county? There are plenty back home in Waterford so no doubt here will be the same.

    Sorry if posted to wrong thread, total newbie!


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    www.walkingroutes.ie/WalkingTrails allows you to search and also select looped walks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,895 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    These lads can:
    https://galwaywalkingclub.wordpress.com/


    Most of the walks are outside the city.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,263 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    I think it's called the windy way but out by the wind farm in oughterard is good.

    Along the corrib up though the corrib village from the city.

    The prom.

    Renville woods.


  • Registered Users Posts: 786 ✭✭✭ aw


    Monivea Woods, handy enough for you to drive to from Roscam.

    https://www.coillte.ie/site/monivea/


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Portumna forest Park, Monivea mentioned. I also recommend you rent a bike in Derroura beyond Oughterard, great trail.
    Diamond Hill out in Connemara national park.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    We regularly go to www.coolepark.ie on weekends with nice weather
    It's more for families than sport walkers but a nice place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 538 ✭✭✭ Space Dog


    Knockma Hill near Belclare is nice


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,347 ✭✭✭ stampydmonkey


    Hill of doon / Lackavrea Forest near oughterard....it's the far side of derroura. Beautiful place


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ DavidK1993


    Thanks a lot everybody. I’m gonna try all suggested routes once settled. Hope I find some gems up here :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,164 ✭✭✭ pg633


    Consider the Burren too over the border in Clare.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ keithonroll


    Burren


  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ Buddy74


    Merlin woods are on your doorstep not really challenging but a grand set of lungs in the city


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    Park in Cappagh Park, walk through the park to Barna woods then cross road to rusheen park and along road to silver strand beach. Nicest beach close to the city. Lovely walk with possible swim included.


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