Buggy-friendly parkrun Dublin – Ardgillan

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Tried and tested by Aoife @familywalksire (IG & Twitter)

Buggy Friendly rating: 5/10

Scenery: 9/10

Course:

This was my first ever parkrun which I completed in January 2016. Ardgillan parkrun starts behind the castle (beside the toilets). The run takes you through mainly forest trail (which requires a sturdy buggy) but also some very stoney/bumpy paths which I didn’t feel were very buggy-friendly but I certainly got a great workout! The kiddies seem to enjoy it at the time too!

The final stretch takes you up a steep hill (which feels like Mount Everest when pushing a double buggy). Needless to say the encouragement from the wonderful volunteers and fellow runners is so uplifting especially just when you need it. Even though I completed this course a few years ago I’ll never forget the feeling of finishing it and experiencing all the positivity and community spirit that surrounds Parkrun events.

Facilities, cafes and playgrounds:

There’s a cafe in the castle, an amazing playground, a fairy trail and walled gardens on the grounds also. Needless to say Argillan is such a beautiful place to explore with stunning views over Skerries and Balbriggan.

Overall:

Such an uplifting experience. Not sure I’d recommend it for buggies(depending on how sturdy your buggy is of course). Perhaps best to walk this one with a buggy but would love to hear from anyone else who’s done it with a buggy, especially more recently than me.

Buggy-friendly walks Galway – Belclare

KNOCKMA WOODS

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Location: Knockma Woods, Caherlistrane (5km from Tuam) Co. Galway

Path: Tarmac path from the entrance (500m approx), forest trail, steep incline and stoney path at the summit, looped walk (Highly recommend a sturdy buggy – this is a hillside walk) Continue reading

Family-friendly walks Sligo – Knocknarea

SLIGO YOU BEAUTY!

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Location: Knocknarea, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Path: A) Steps from the Rugby Club side B) From The Glen car park – hill-side C) Base trail – gravel path Continue reading

Buggy friendly walks Louth – Ravensdale Forest

Not for buggies

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Location: Ravensdale Forest near Jonesborough (8km north of Dundalk)

Path:  Ravensdale Loop – Forest path, steep inplaces, looped, not buggy-friendly Continue reading

Buggy friendly walks Louth -Townley Hall

FROSTY RECEPTION AT TOWNLEY HALL

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Location: Townley Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Path:  Short accessible road up to the main entrance to the house (no accesss beyond this point) Continue reading

Buggy friendly walks Louth – Oldbridge House

 A PEACEFUL BATTLEGROUND

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Location: Oldbridge House, 3km north of Donore Village, Co. Louth

Path:  Tarmac path – linear, grass trail (sturdy buggy recommended) Continue reading

Buggy friendly walks Wicklow – Russborough House

A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY

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Location: Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

Path: Forest trail, grass trail (not all buggy-friendly) Continue reading

Buggy-friendly walks Meath – Sonairte

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUT NOT BUGGY-FRIENDLY

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Location: Sonairte, Visitor Eco Centre & Gardens, Laytown, Co. Meath

Path:  Nature trail (not buggy-friendly) Continue reading

Buggy friendly walks Clare – Dromore Woods

DRAMATIC LAKESIDE WALK

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Location: Dromore Woods, located in the southeast of the Burren, Co. Clare just outside the small village of Ruan.

Parking: Free car park within the grounds (note the road leading to the car park is very long) Continue reading