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Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
Free to visit
Enjoy a moderate leg of the pastoral Nore Valley Walk on this 11km trail connecting Kilkenny City to the village of Bennettsbridge. Riversides and rural scenery treat you at every turn in this corner of Ireland’s Ancient East.

The first section of the delightful three-part Nore Valley Walk, this moderate Kilkenny City to Bennettsbridge stretch takes 2 hours to complete.

A mainly riverside route, the terrain covered includes farmland and woods, passing ruined mills en route to the pretty village of Bennettsbridge.

This linear trail starts in Kilkenny City at the Lacken Walk. Simply follow the Lacken Walk to Ossory Bridge and then continue along the signposted Nore Valley Walk all the way to Bennettsbridge.

There are a number of green stiles and bridges along this walk. After periods of high rainfall the trail can be very wet and boggy so hiking boots or wellingtons are recommended.

In pictorial Bennettsbridge, renowned as a hotspot for artisan crafts, you’ll find plenty of places to stop and refresh or simply soak up the scenery.

Trail details

Long Distance Waymarked Way
Kilkenny Bennetsbridge
Dogs allowed:
    Time:2 hours
    Nearest town start:Kilkenny
    Start point:under Ossory Bridge on N10
    Finish point:at bridge in Bennettsbridge
    Waymarking:Green arrow on white background
Why we like it
  • This walk’s startpoint features several of Kilkenny's best cafés, restaurants, hotels and craft shops, many of which date back into the mid-century.
Contact details
Archersgrove, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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