Explore the walking trails of Galway

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Explore the walking trails of Galway, whether it’s to clear your head or get those steps in, here are some spots in Galway to explore and get your walking boots on.

Rinville Park located in Oranmore a short drive outside of the city, the park encircles the remains of an ancient castle and features a kiddies playground and BBQ area (great for when the sun joins us in Galway!).

Barna Woods located on the coastal road towards Spiddal. Walkers can enjoy woodland and streams and make your way to lough Rusheen.

Coole Park, South of Galway divided into two trails that you can choose from. The Family Trail is 1.75km, which takes walkers past the old house and walled gardens of the grounds, through woodland with views of the river, and finally past the Fallow deer enclosure before ending at the Visitor Centre. The ‘Seven Woods Trail’ is 4.5km and takes walkers through woodlands made famous by W.B. Yeats and past the outhouses of the property including stables.

Finally if you are looking for more of a hike then take a trip out to Diamond Hill and take in the jaw dropping of views of the Atlantic Ocean. You may think it’s a hill but don’t be fooled by the name – Diamond Hill is in fact a Mountain all 445m of it! Make sure you come prepared. Diamond hill is divided into two different trails, you can stop halfway up on the lower Diamond trail, or keep climbing to the upper trail for gorgeous views of Kylemore Valley and the Twelve Bens mountains. The roundtrip takes about three hours to complete.

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