Kildare Walking Festival

Kildare Walking Festival

Countywide 7th to 22nd July. Guided walks given by trained leaders in various locations Naas, Cliff at Lyons, Ardclough, Maynooth, Kilcock, Straffan, The Curragh, Maddenstown, Kidare Town, Donadea, Castledermot, Athy, Vicarstown, Monasterevin, Rathangan, and Robertstown

This Saturday 7th July sees the return of the Kildare Walking Festival with an excellent itinerary of walks along routes across the county. The festival now also includes the 'Blueway Canal Challenge'.

Join the 'The Blueway' Canal Challenge and be part of a unique walking experience over four stages exploring the proposed 'Blueway' route along the Grand Canal.The challenge will consist of 4 walks over 8 days, each stage/walk covering a section of the canal.

*NB: Transport will be provided to ferry walkers from the FINISH point to the START point so that participants can complete the walk at their own pace.Places are limited so please register as early as possible.

Sunday July 15th @ 10.30am - Stage 1 - ATHY to VICARSTOWNDistance: approx 11km.Meeting Point: Vicarstown Canal Bridge @ 10.30am sharp

Tuesday July 17th @ 10.30am - Stage 2 - VICARSTOWN to MonasterevinDistance: approx 11.5km.Meeting Point: Canal Drawbridge, Monasterevin @ 10.30am sharp

Thursday July 19th @ 10.30am - Stage 3 - Monasterevin to RathanganDistance: approx 10.5km.Meeting Point: Beside Scoil Rath Iomhagain Secondary School @ 10.30am sharp

Sunday July 22nd @ 10.30am - Stage 4 - Rathangan to RobertstownDistance: approx 12.5km.Meeting Point: Roberstown Village Centre @ 10.30am sharp

For full details check ‘Kildare Sports Partnership’ on social media.
Telephone 045 980546 

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