National Trails Day

When: 28th Sep 2008
Location: Offaly, Ireland
Web site:

This September will see the first ever event of its kind taking place across the country with everyone being encouraged to be a part of it - get out and hit the trail!

This is the first National Trails Day to be organised in Ireland and everyone is being encouraged to get out and enjoy the huge range of trails available across the country. From walking, mountain biking, a casual stroll or a vigorous hike, National Trails Day will see events being organised around the country, to create an awareness of the trail network that is provided by many organisations free for all to enjoy.


In Offaly. the trail will be leaving from Glenregan in the Slieve Blooms. See below for full details:



Event Name

Forest and River Valley Walk


Glenregan Forest Recreation Area, Co Offaly

Description of event

This walk, which is approximately 11 Kms in length, will follow forest roads and tracks through Glenregan.

There are wonderful views from several points out over the surrounding countryside and some of the lovely north western valleys of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

The walk will be guided on the day by an experienced forester and hillwalker and is aimed at all moderately fit walkers.

Host organisation(s)


Contact name

Richard Jack

Phone number

(086) 2502573
(057) 8648417

Email address

Website address

Nearest town and county

Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

How to get there

Kinnitty village is located approx 18 Kms east of Birr on the R440 (Birr to Mountrath road). The community centre is located on the Cadamstown side of the village.

From Tullamore take the R421 via Killurin and Cadamstown.

From Mountmellick take the R422 via Rosenallis and Clonaslee.

Meeting point

Meet at the Community Centre in Kinnitty village

Is pre-registration required?


Time of event



Approximately 4 hours

Suitable for

All moderately fit walkers.

Special instructions

This event is not suited to children.

General instructions

Bring weatherproof clothing and strong footwear. Also some lunch and a drink, as we will have a picnic along the way !


 For more walking trails, please visit Let's Walk Vacations for more information


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