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


Ballykeefe Wood

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


Bearna Breac Loop Walk

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


Bowers Wood, Callan

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


Brandon Hill Loop

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


Butlers Wood

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


Carrigatubbrid Wood

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


Castlecomer Loop Walk Trailhead

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


Coolcashin Garden

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


Coill an Fhailtaigh Millennium Forest

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


Cois Bearbha People’s Park

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


Dahlia Garden

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


Gairdin an Ghorta

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


Gary Ricken Woods

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


Gathabawn Loop Walk

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


Grennan Loop Walk

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


Jenkinstown Park

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


Jenkinstown Wood And Walled Garden Walk

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


Knockadrina Wood

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


Lacken walk

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


Mountain Grove Looped Walk

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


Newpark Marsh Park

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


Nore Valley Walk – Bennettsbridge

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


Nore Valley Walk – Inistioge

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


River Nore Linear Park

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


Silaire Wood

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


South Leinster Way – Inistioge

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


South Leinster Way – Graiguenamanagh

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


Tory Hill Loop Walk

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


Windgap Village Loop Walk

Website: Windgap Village Loop Walk
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


Clifford Reid

Written by Clifford Reid


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