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East of Ireland Walks on River and Canal Guidebook

East of Ireland Walks on River and Canal Guidebook

by: Lenny Antonelli
Like secret highways, Ireland's rivers and canals wind their way through undiscovered parts of the country that are rich in wildlife, history and folklore. Walking these little-used waterside trails reveals hidden threads of wilderness through rural and urban Ireland, rich in flora and fauna, and uncovers remnants of a time when life in Ireland revolved around its waterways rather than roads.

This guide introduces some of the best river and canal trails in Leinster, from short strolls to long day hikes, and one multi-day trek. It features deep wooded valleys in Wicklow, the big rivers of the south-east, old canals that criss-cross the midlands, and suburban rivers in Dublin. With an eye out for wildlife, the author describes these walking routes by Ireland's rivers and canals, while recounting local history and offering practical advice for walkers. Whether you are new to hiking in Ireland or an experienced walker, these new and less-trodden paths will bring you to places of unexpected beauty.

Each route entry begins with practical information including an overview, trail conditions, suitability, start and finish locations, distance and time, alternatives and OSi map references. There are detailed route finding instructions but only location sketch maps. The book includes numerous colour photographs.

The route locations are:
The Dodder - Ringsend to Firhouse - 14 km
The Liffy - Lucan to Leixlip - 6 km
Grand Canal - Lucan Road Bridge to Hazelhatch - 4.5 km
Grand Canal - Hazelhatch to Sallins - 12.5 km
Grand Canal - Milltown to Lowtown - 8 km
Grand Canal - Pollardstown Fen - 4 km
Grand Canal - Tullamore to Pollagh - 15.5 km
Grand Canal - Pollagh to Ferbane - 12.5 km
Royal Canal - Enfield to Kilcock - 13 km
Royal Canal - Mullingar to Coolnahay - 10.5 km
Royal Canal - Coolnahay to Ballynacargy - 8 km
The Boyne - Navan to Stackallen ramparts walk - 6.5 km
The Barrow - Old Mill Loop, Glenbarrow - 10 km
The Clodiagh - Brittas Loop, Clonaslee - 6.5 km
The Silver River - Paul's Lane Loop - 5 km
The Silver River - 12 km
The Nore - Dunmore Woods Loop - 15 km
The Nore - Nore Valley Way - 13 km
The Barrow Way - in 10 sections - 8.5 to 14.5 km each section
The Derry River - Tomnafinnoge Wood River Walk - 10 km
The Avonmore - Avondale Forest Park - 5 km
The Vartry - Waterfall Walk, the Devil's Glen - 5 km

ISBN 9781848892385 Pages 128 (2015) 128mm x 198mm

Price: 9.99