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6 amazing walks and hikes in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands
Hikers exploring the trails of Cavan Burren Park in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands.
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You haven't fully explored Ireland until you've hiked in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands and experienced the trails that pass through bubbling streams and beautiful valleys. Enjoy the tranquillity of Leitrim as you wander along woodland paths, walk by the rolling drumlins of Cavan and watch Lough Derg glimmer below you as you hike through the heart of the country.

Put on your hiking boots and get ready for these magnificent trails.

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Connecting Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands with the Wild Atlantic Way, the Arigna Miner's Way & Historical Trail leads walkers across a 118km loop through counties Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. Expect verdant landscapes, rich history and chapters of industrial heritage on this unforgettable route.

Explore the County Cavan countryside on this idyllic 26km linear route that connects the villages of Dowra and Blacklion. From the River Shannon’s source to the unique limestone landscape, this is a captivating corner of the lakelands.

Cavan Way
Cavan Way

Pedal your way through the heart of Ireland on the delightful Old Rail Trail Greenway, County Westmeath, beginning in the heart of Athlone at the River Shannon Marina through to Mullingar where it links with the Royal Canal Greenway. Alive with wildlife, the gentle whirring of your bike is accompanied by gentle birdsong all along the way.

Take in the lush scenery, lakeside vistas and abundance of heritage across counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary on this magnificent 68km linear trail.

If you’re looking for a pleasant, several day walk over mixed-terrain with charming towns and villages thrown into the mix, look no further than the Suck Valley Way. Pack up and get set for a real adventure on this 105km trek through the rural heart of County Roscommon.

Explore the majesty of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on this 70km lush green loop through the splendid County Laois and Offaly landscape.

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See the magical Shannon Pot as you trek along  the Cavan Way and admire the stone arched bridges on the Old Rail Trail Greenway. Discover the untouched beauty of this region, head over to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands and start planning your trip.

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