The Navan Slane footpath runs parallel with the old canal. It is currently being cleared and opened to barge traffic. It is 8 km long and is a beautiful and scenic walk.
Balrath Woods - less than 2 miles from Decoy Country Cottages has beautiful forest trails suitable both for walking and cycling and picnics. There is a car parking facility.
There are forrest parks at Lough Sheelin and Lough Bracken, forest walks at Mullarmeen and Deerpark.
The Wicklow Mountains are about 1 hour away and provide scenic climbing for both the novice and experienced climber alike.
Free Definitive Dublin Walking Tour:
Join us on a free Definitive Dublin Walking Tour and experience the literary, historical and musical side Dublin through the ages taking in sights and sounds from that of the 1916 rebellion to Joyce, U2 and Trinity College, see website for full list of sites visited on the tour.
Time: 12:30pm, 3:30pm, Thursday to Sunday
Meet: The Spire, O'Connell Street
Duration: 2 hours approx.