Kilkenny’s Walks, Parks & Forests

Don Watchhorn, Chris McKenna and Cliff Reid hiking Brandon Hill in Graiguenamanagh, county Kilkenny

Walks, Parks, Woods, Forests, Gardens and Hikes in Kilkenny

Below is a list of walking routes, parks, woods and gardens in county Kilkenny. If you’re like me and you love getting out for a ramble, hopefully this list will help. On the boat, people often ask, where they can go to get a bit of head-space, open air or just to stretch the legs. And I know from experience that its often difficult to find woods or walks in a county when searching online. Therefore, I’ve popped up this list of all the ones I know about in Kilkenny. I hope you find it useful. Before heading off to one of them, be sure to check out the website or reviews on google maps as some can be very long. Have fun and enjoy. Cliff

 

Ballyrafton Woods

Website: Ballyrafton Wood
Telephone:
Location: Ballyrafton,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Ballyrafton Wood on Google Maps

 

Ballykeefe Wood

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Ballykeefe Hill, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Ballykeefe Wood in Google Maps

 

Bearna Breac Loop Walk

Website: Bearna Breac Loop
Telephone:
Location: Rossaneny (Morris), Springmount,
Windgap Co. Kilkenny
Bearna Breac on Google Maps

 

Bowers Wood, Callan

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Graiguesmeadow, Callan,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Bowers Wood on Google Maps

 

Brandon Hill Loop

Website: Brandon Hill Loop
Telephone:
Location: Brandonhill, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Brandon Hill on Google Maps

 

Butlers Wood

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Frankfort East, Rossenaney,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Butlers Wood on Google Maps

 

Carrigatubbrid Wood

Website: Carrigatubbrid Wood
Telephone:
Location: Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Carrigatubbrid Wood on Google Maps

 

Castlecomer Loop Walk Trailhead

Website: Castlecomer Loop
Telephone:
Location: Drumgoole, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Castlecomer Loop on Google Maps

 

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Website: Castlecomer Discovery Park
Telephone: +353 56 444 0707
Location: The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer,
Co. Kilkenny, R95 HY7X, Ireland
Castlecomer Discovery Park on Google Maps

 

Castlemorris Loop Walk Trailhead

Website: Castlemorris Loop
Telephone:
Location: R701, Croan,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Castlemorris Loop on Google Maps

 

Clashacrow Gardens

Website: Clashacrow Gardens
Telephone: +353 87 278 7080
Location: Clashacrow Gardens, Freshford
County Kilkenny, Ireland

 

Clonassy Wood

Website: Clonassy Wood
Telephone:
Location: Rossinan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Clonassy Wood on Google Maps

 

Coolcashin Garden

Website:
Telephone: +353 86 0616133
Location: Coolcashin, Gathabawn,
Johnstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland

 

Coill an Fhailtaigh Millennium Forest

Website: Coill an Fhailtaigh Millennium Forest
Telephone:
Location: Castleinch, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Millennium Forest on Google Maps

 

Cois Bearbha People’s Park

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Barrowmount, Goresbridge,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Cois Bearbha People’s Park on Google Maps

 

Dahlia Garden

Website:
Telephone: +353 51 422386
Location: Charlefield, The Rower,
County Kilkenny, Ireland

 

Dunmore Caves

Website: Dunmore Caves
Telephone: +353 56 776 7726
Location: Castlecomer Rd, Inchabride,
Kilkenny, Ireland
Dunmore Caves on Google Maps

 

Emoclew Garden

Website: Emoclew Garden
Telephone: +353 59 9775321
Location: Emoclew, Ballyellen, Goresbridge,
County Kilkenny, Ireland

 

Freshford Loop

Website: Freshford Loop
Telephone:
Location: The Square, Freshford Lots,
Freshford, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Freshford Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Gairdin an Ghorta

Website:
Telephone: +353 56 7768624.
Location: Garden of Remembrance, Newmarket,
County Kilkenny, Ireland

 

Gary Ricken Woods

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Ahenure North, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Gary Ricken Wood on Google Maps

 

Gathabawn Loop Walk

Website: Gathabawn Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Coolcashin, Gathabawn
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Gathabawn Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Grennan Loop Walk

Website: Grennan Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location:Summerhill, Thomastown,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Grennan Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Jenkinstown Park

Website: Jenkinstown Park
Telephone:
Location: Jenkinstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Jenkinstown Park on Google Maps

 

Jenkinstown Wood And Walled Garden Walk

Website: Jenkinstown Wood And Walled Garden Walk
Telephone:
Location: Jenkinstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Jenkinstown Wood on Google Maps

 

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

Website: Kilfane Glen & Waterfall
Telephone: +353567727105
Location: Stoneen, Kilfane,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilfane Glen & Waterfall on Google Maps

 

Kilmacoliver Loop Walk

Website: Kilmacoliver Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Tullaghought,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Kilmacoliver Loop on Google Maps

 

Knockadrina Wood

Website:
Telephone:
Location: Knocktopher, Knockadrina,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Knockadrina Wood on Google Maps

 

Lacken walk

Website: Lacken walk
Telephone:
Location: Lacken, Kilkenny City, Ireland
Lacken walk on Google Maps

 

Mountain Grove Looped Walk

Website: Mountain Grove Walk
Telephone:
Location: Mountain Grove,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Mountain Grove Walk on Google Maps

 

Newpark Marsh Park

Website: Newpark Marsh Park
Telephone:
Location: Seixeslough, Kilkenny City,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Newpark Marsh Park on Google Maps

 

Nore Valley Walk – Bennettsbridge

Website: Nore Valley Walk – Bennettsbridge
Telephone:
Location: Bennettsbridge,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Nore Valley Walk – Bennettsbridge on Google Maps

 

Nore Valley Walk – Inistioge

Website: Nore Valley Walk – Inistioge
Telephone:
Location: The Square, Inistioge,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Nore Valley Walk – Inistioge on Google Maps

 

Nore Valley Park

Website: Nore Valley Park
Telephone: +353567727229
Location: Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge,
Co. Kilkenny, R95 RXR4, Ireland
Nore Valley Park on Google Maps

 

O’Gorman’s Lane Loop Walk Trailhead

Website: O’Gorman’s Lane Walk
Telephone:
Location: 5 Gowran Rd, Bennettsbridge,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
O’Gorman’s Lane Loop on Google Maps

 

River Nore Linear Park

Website:
Telephone: +353567752699
Location: Riverside Dr, Bishopsmeadows,
Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, Ireland
River Nore Linear Park on Google Maps

 

Silaire Wood

Website: Silaire Wood Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Silaire Wood on Google Maps

 

South Leinster Way – Inistioge

Website: South Leinster Way – Inistioge
Telephone:
Location: Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
SLW – Inistioge on Google Maps

 

South Leinster Way – Graiguenamanagh

Website: South Leinster Way – Graiguenamanagh
Telephone:
Location: Brandondale, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
SLW – Graiguenamanagh on Google Maps

 

Tory Hill Loop Walk

Website: Tory Hill Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Rahillakeen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Tory Hill on Google Maps

 

Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Website: Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum
Telephone: +353 56 775 8797
Location: Woodstock Arboretum, Inistioge,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Woodstock on Google Maps

 

Woodstock Loop Walk

Website: Woodstock Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Kilmacshane, Rivergate,
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Woodstock Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Windgap Village Loop Walk

Website: Windgap Village Loop Walk
Telephone:
Location: Rossaneny (Morris), Springmount,
Windgap Co. Kilkenny
Windgap Village Walk on Google Maps

 

With the above list of Woods, Forests, Walks, Hikes, Gardens and Parks in county Kilkenny, I hope you find something to suit. Kilkenny is a fantastic spot for rambling about and there is always something to see and do. If you are looking for other things to do in county Kilkenny, check out some of the links below. Cheers again. Cliff

Other tourist attractions and things to do in county Kilkenny

Bennettsbridge   Callan   Castlecomer   Freshford   Goresbridge   Graiguenamanagh   Inistioge   Kilkenny City   Thomastown   Urlingford

List of things to do throughout all of county Kilkenny

List of Kilkenny Playgrounds

List of Kilkenny Golf Clubs

Outside Activities in Kilkenny

 

 

 

 

 

19th December 2021

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