Walktober 2021

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,
1.4km
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