Location: Glencar Waterfall, Glencar Lough, Leitrim
Path: Wooded trail,Continue reading
Location: Acres Lake Loop, Drumshanbo,
Path: 6oom Board walk – link to further 6km walking trailContinue reading
Location: Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon Longford
Path: Access for All walk, the River Inny Walk and the Newcastle woodland looped walk
Parking: Car park
Facilities: Picnic site
Features: Diversity of trees
Thank you so much to @rookesnest for contacting us through Instagram and sharing this walk.
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Location: Institute of Technology, Ash Lane, Sligo town
Path: A mixture of a gravel path (ideal for buggies and bikes not scooters) and tarmac, runs past pitches and running track Continue reading
This is certainly the most difficult buggy parkrun I have done to date, it is also one of the most beautiful ones I have done too! The course is two loops with the first being through the woods on trails, over tree roots and stones – you definitely need an off-road buggy if you want to run (or walk) this part! Once you’ve finished with the first loop, you then continue past the start of the run and onto the second loop which is on tarmac roads. People may warn you about the big hill at the end of the route without mentioning that the whole of the second loop is undulating with lots of small hills throughout. This is okay for the average runner but when you’ve got a buggy to push, you feel every hill no matter how big or small.
Facilties, cafes and playgrounds:
As the parkrun itself is in the Glengarriff Nature Reserve there are many more routes to explore. We took the short drive to the main playground in Glengarriff and it was perfect for the smallies. There is also a fairy trail from the playground which is worth exploring if the legs aren’t too sore too. Although there are many places to eat in Glengarriff and the town is lovely, we were recommended cafe Organico in Bantry as it has a small children’s play area – it didn’t take us much convincing to go there for brunch and the food & coffee was great too!
There are no toilets near the parkrun start unfortunately but there is parking.
Definitely one to do if you want a challenge. A beautiful course in a beautiful part of Ireland.
Tried and tested by Jess @the_buggy_runners_diary (IG)
Ballincollig parkrun starts at the the regional park car park – the one with the toilet. There are a few entrances to the park so it’s important to make sure you get the right one. It is a busy parkrun with numbers usually around 300 – 400 and it has quite a narrow start. This can make running with a buggy a little difficult as there is often no room to pass for the first few hundred metres and buggies are asked to start at the back. Continue reading
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