Sunday, July 10, 2016

Kildare Walking Festival starts today

Today kicks off the Kildare Walking Festival, which includes 13 free guided walk events across the County until 31 July, writes Brian Byrne.

A part of the Kildare Sports Partnership ‘Get Kildare Walking’ initiative supported by the HSE and Kildare County Council Parks Department, the programme offers a number of walks, each of around 5km, at locations which include Celbridge, Lullymore, Curragh Camp, Clane and Monasterevin.

A ‘2016 Grand Canal Challenge’ during the fortnight from Sunday July 17 offers an exploration of the Grand Canal is six stages of between 10km-13.5km. This series requires registration, which can be done by emailing the Kildare Sports Partnership, logging on to, or phoning 045 980546/7.

The full programme of the Festival can be downloaded here.

All walks are conducted by trained walk leaders.