Family-friendly walks Carlow – Altamont Gardens

  • Location: Altamont Gardens, between Ballon and Tullow on the N80
  • Path: Great selection of Woodland paths. The Path around the lake is only suitable for a buggy approx 1-2km long. The longer path down to the river is not suitable for a buggy.
  • Parking: Parking €2 for the whole day but fills quickly on weekends. 
  • Facilities: Coffee shop, toilets, water fountains and garden centre sales. Seating scattered throughout the walk, Picnic Benches, Drinking Water Fountain
  • Features: 40 Acres of gardens and woodland walks, lakes filled with wildlife. Peacocks randomly walking the lawns. There is a big tree in the middle of the lawn where children love to climb into the middle of the tree and its a nice place to have a picnic under it.

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Athenry TOwn Park 6

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