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Walking at the Castlecomer Discovery Park
CastlecomerCo. Kilkenny
Walking SightseeingForest parkNational parkPublic park
With over 80 acres of woodland and lakeside to explore Castlecomer Discovery Park is the perfect place to experience nature, get fit and enjoy the great outdoors. Why not take a hike? have a picnic or take a path you never took before? Get a complentary map at the reception desk before you start.

With over 80 acres of woodland and lakeside to explore Castlecomer Discovery Park is the perfect place to experience nature, get fit and enjoy the great outdoors. Why not take a hike? Have a picnic or take a path you never took before?

Young visitors can have great fun in our charming Timber Tumbles playground which includes a mini zip-wire and climbing wall!

The Elf & Fairy village has a small yellow sweet shop, cute café, an underground bunker, and an amazing Head Quarters for the fairy folk! It’s full of colourful hand-carved toadstool mushrooms where children can meander through the woodland paths. Visitors, of all ages, can enjoy the woodland village which is FREE and is a short 7-10 minute walk from reception.

Castlecomer Discovery Park have put together several trails for you to enjoy, and have a complimentary map detailing all the trails available at reception desk.

Check the Irish Trails website for further details about the walks.

Lady's Loop:

Distance & Time: 1.5km & 20min – 30mins

HighPoint & Ascent 130m & 20m

Difficulty Easy

Terrain Forestry tracks and paths (suitable for children’s buggies)

To Suit All levels of fitness

Min Gear Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid, mobile phone.

Arboretum Loop Walk:

Distance & Time 2km & 30min – 45mins

HighPoint & Ascent 140m & 30m

Difficulty Easy

Terrain Forestry tracks and paths

To Suit All levels of fitness

Min Gear Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid, mobile phone.

Captain’s Loop Walk :

Distance: 2.50km

Time: 30min – 45mins

HighPoint & Ascent 40

Difficulty: Easy

Terrain Forestry tracks

To Suit All levels of fitness

Min Gear Trekking shoes, raingear, fluid, mobile phone.

Ardra Castle Loop:

Distance 5km

Time: 1hr-1hr30mins

HighPoint amd Ascent 150m & 40m

Difficulty: Easy

Terrain Forestry tracks, paths and woodland trails.

To Suit All levels of fitness Min Gear Hiking boots, raingear, fluid, mobile phone.

Please note: this trail is unsuitable for buggies.

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