Activity Trails

Trail Kilkenny has been developing these leisurely routes since 2007. Whether you fancy quiet walks that end curled up with a particularly good cup of tea, or exerting hikes that culminate in breathtaking mountain-top views, there are dozens of combinations, allowing you to pick and mix from an impressively vast array of pit stops based on your mood and appetite.”
Image Interiors, November 2013, ‘Blazing a Trail’- Nathalie Marques Courtney

Trail Kilkenny offers activity trails around the county that are designed to encourage you to get out and explore the countryside. Scenic walks that are varied; through woodland, over pastoral lands and along country laneways. The Nore Valley Walk taking you along the river valley, rich with flora and fauna and the heritage of Kilkenny’s past. Cycling trails that travel through some of Kilkenny’s most picturesque villages and inspiring scenery.

Why not combine your time in the outdoors with our Themed Trails; visiting one of the many food and craft producers that are dotted around the county…the possibilities are endless… for example, stroll the leafy lanes on the O’Gorman’s Lane Loop and on your return to the village, visits a candlemaker or the renowned Nicholas Mosse studios in the ancient flour mill at Bennettsbridge.

View the entire range of Activity Trails on the Interactive County Map