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Carrabane Forest Walk

Looking for a new walk to take the kids on? Carrabane Forest Walk near Athenry in Co. Galway is worth a visit. 

carrabane2We discovered this lovely Forest Walk this afternoon. It is a looped Forest Trail (gravel track – probably not ideal for buggies).

We took 2 boys 11 & 8 and our dog and explored. The track we took was about 30mins walking slowly.

The boys enjoyed walking along feeling they were in the middle of a wilderness – it is a bit over grown, so that added to the “adventure”.

There are lots of little streams that the dog explored! The trail crosses a river over a bridge and then you take another bridge back.

There are seats along the way and a picnic area.

It was a great find, very quiet and peaceful, we’ll be back!

carrabane1 Location:

Take the Old Athenry – Loughrea Road, and (coming from Athenry take a Left just before the Pub in Carrabane, there is a car park and you then follow the boreen down to the start of the trail.

Have you been to the Carrabawne Forest Walk? Tell us what you thought in the comments below.

Related: Fun Family Walks in Galway

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.