The wonderful River Nore walk between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge was featured in the Irish Times. The trail stretches for 11 km and starts at Canal square under Kilkenny Castle. There is also a very attractive loop and board walk starting at Canal square. this extends as far as the new pedestrian bridge at Ossory Bridge and back on the opposite river side. This loop which meanders through a wooded area along the river Nore is c.5km in length. The City Loop was only completed in 2014 and it is already very popular with visitors.
A start can be made at Kilkenny castle. The walk is directly under the imposing castle.
Under is a view of the extensively wooded valley between Kilkenny castle and Ossory bridge which forms the attractive walking loop close to the City.
On Saturday 23rd June a large number of events with the theme “fun and active family day” which included walking and cycling took place centered on the Parade in the City. A Family cycle commenced from the Parade to tour the City using the extensive network of cycle lanes. there was also a guided walking tour of the new river Nore board walk. Bicycle checks were undertaken and displays of bicycles, electric bicycles and electric cars were also on the Parade.
Trail Kilkenny stand on the Parade. There are maps available of the various attractive walks in the City and county . Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Preparing bicycle for cycle at stand on the Parade. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful