Meath Local Sports Partnership and Meath County Council are running Walktober to help encourage you to stick on your shoes and get walking. There will two challenges for the month of October; a 30km walking challenge & 80km walking challenge. This will include tips & tricks to help you achieve these targets while also giving you a monthly plan to follow.
Walktober is a great way to take up walking with our 30km walking calendar challenge. The 30km challenge is designed to slowly increase physical activity and walking levels throughout the course of the month of October. The calendar will guide you through the month giving you a plan to follow each week to reach your targets while keeping it fun and enjoyable. The 30km challenge is suitable for those who would like to take up walking but is not limited to beginners!
The 80km challenge is great for those who are intermediate/advanced walkers and want to challenge themselves during October. This 4 week challenge is designed to challenge those who already actively take part in walking. Weekly plans are included to help reach weekly targets. Daily tips and tricks will aid you in completing the 80km challenge.
- Walktober is a challenge EVERYONE can participate in.
- Helps improves overall health & wellbeing
- Boosts your overall mood.
For those you want to receive a hardcopy of the calendar, registration deadline is 29th September 12:00pm. For those who would like to receive a digital copy the registration deadline is 1st October 12:00pm.
To register, please click the following link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/rLoZCPmS9y
Walking Routes in Meath
|Walking Routes||Location||Start Point||GPS||Route||Terrain||Parking||Accessibility|
|Blackwater Park||Navan||Car Park||53.662446307358046, -6.695223714184262||Looped route,
|Flat, tarmac||Yes||Wheel chair and buggy accessible|
|Deer Park||Carlanstown, Kells||Deerpark||53.765204381355, -6.836384208240299||Looped route, 1.5km||Gravel||Yes|
|Kells Walkway||Kells||Kells Fairgreen||53.72911136515589, -6.881204772838254||Looped Route, 3.2km||Public footpath/Walkway||Yes opposite suprvalu|
|Canal Walk Enfield||Enfield||Part of Royal Canal way||4km looped route||town parking|
|Porch Fields||Trim||Car Park beside Trim Castle||53.555351, -6.789603||4.4 km looped route||Gravel||town parking||No|
|Hill of Tara||Hill of Tara||Gate going into hill of tara||53.58186014921773, -6.609976803994748||4km, looped grass route||Grass / Can be slippy||parking beside Maguires||No|
|Bettystown Beach||Bettystown||Enter @Pat`s shop||53.700415582522055, -6.244526650341337||Linear / choose own distance||Sand||Parking beside pats shop||No|
|Moynalty Threshing Field||Moynalty||1.1km looped route||parking at Museum|
|Nobber Walkway||Nobber||O Carolan College or Caseys Forge||53.81738693531895, -6.741865426909923||3.4km, looped route||Tarmac / Gravel||Village parking||No|
|Boyne Ramparts Walk||Navan/Stackallen||Ramparts, Navan||53.65350325616534, -6.677327030512383||2.5km looped route (Navan); 8km linear walk to Stackallen;||Compacted, Gravel||paid parking Navan (Kenstown rd); limited parking @Stackallen bridge||No|
|Balrath Woods||Navan||Follow the path from the main entrance into the woods until you see a sign for these pathways.||53.617895758083826, -6.507885830513747||2km distance / 3 looped walks||Tarmac path & wooded area||free parking||No|
|Mullaghmeen Forest||Oldcastle||Mullaghmeen Forest Carpark||53.7488691, -7.2731651||8 km / Looped||Path / Forrest track||Yes||No|
|Lough Crew Hill Walks||Loughcrew, Oldcastle||Loughcrew Cairns||53.7447250845552, -7.112144459344587||3-4km / Hillwalk||Grass / Can be slippy||Yes||No|
|Girley Bog Eco Walk||Drewstown, Kells||Forrest Entrance||53.685673699972405, -6.947658378845316||6km eco walk / 1.5km looped walk||Bog road / forrest||Yes||No|
|Boyne Green Way||Oldbridge to Drogheda||Dominic’s Park||53.715597089330366, -6.361586388181341||1.9km Linear||Path||Town parking||Wheelchair and buggy accessible|
|Castletown KP||Castletown||3.4km looped route, flat route||Flat route/ gravel/path||Free parking in village or opp schools (not during opening hours)||no|
|Kentstown public park||Kentstown, Navan||Kenstown Car park||53.62965179611232, -6.532874999896035||.8km looped walk around all weather pitch||Flat / path||Free parking||Wheelchair and buggy accessible|
|Jamestown bog||Bohermeen||53.64149941050571, -6.8100145410153||5km looped||gravel uneven in places||Limited parking at entance||No|
|Spire of llyod||Kells||Spire of Lloyd||3km,||uneven/grass/farmland||Parking at the spire||No|
|Enfeild – Longwood Canal Walkway||Enfiled – Longwood||Located in the southern end of the Boyne Valley||53.46817746587926, -6.978521286497246||10km, Linear||uneven/grass/farmland||Parking at Canal Bridge Longwood||No|
|Littlewoods Forest||Slane||Car Park||2km looped||forest walk/uneven surfaces,||Yes||No|
|Summerhill woods||Summerhill||Car Park||53.46769009252387, -6.719673188190732||3/4km, Linear||gravel track / forestland||Parking at summerhill forest car park.||No|
|Slane Ramparts||Slane||Slane Bridge||53.70333592997951, -6.541832791461523||2.5km linear,||grave towpath||public parking slane bridge|
|Bellewstown racecourse||Bellewstown||Bellewstown Racecourse||approx 2km looped,||paved surface||Yes|
|Navan RFC||Navan||Pitch 1||aprrox 800m & 1000m||Path & grass||Yes||Walkway 1 – Yes|