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Royal Canal Greenway - Westmeath
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Explore the lush natural beauty of County Westmeath on a 32.3km walk along the Royal Canal Greenway. Spot wildlife and architectural heritage as you enjoy a leisurely pace along this easy route.

The Royal Canal Greenway is a 144km long-distance walking and cycling trail. Flat underfoot, it follows the towpath of the canal from Dublin's docklands to Clondra, County Longford.

This pleasant leg of the Royal Canal Greenway unfolds from the County Meath/Westmeath border and connects Abbeyshrule, Ballynacarrigy, Ballina and Mullingar over a three-hour trail.

Verdant and tranquil, this easy linear greenway is a haven of peace and charming natural beauty.

At the towns and villages of Abbeyshrule, Ballynacarrigy, Ballina and Mullingar, you’ll find welcoming spots for refreshment on your trail - some even on the water itself.

Trail details
Type
linear
Grade
Easy
Length
32.3km
Estimated time
7 hours
Why we like it

• Created in the 19th century, the Royal Canal was an essential transport link. You’ll spot a number of still-functioning original canal locks along the way. 

• Should you wish to walk even further, west of Mullingar the Royal Canal Greenway joins the Mullingar to Athlone Greenway along the old railway route. 

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