Nore Valley Walk: Kilkenny to Bennetsbridge

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Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Nore Valley Walk: Kilkenny to Bennetsbridge is a 6.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 459 feet Route Type: Point to Point



no dogs

One of three sections of the Nore Valley Walk, following the River Nore. The Nore Valley Walk is the flagship project of Trail Kilkenny. The walk will stretch from Kilkenny city to Inistioge and follow the River Nore. The walk is divided into three sections: 1. Kilkenny to Bennetsbridge 2. Bennetsbridge to Thomastown 3. Thomastown to Inisitoge This walk details the Kilkenny city to Bennetsbridge section. The Nore Valley Walk starts in Kilkenny city at the Lacken Walk. At the end of Maudlin Street there is a small car park which leads to the Lacken Walk. Follow the Lacken walk to Ossary Bridge and then continue along the Nore Valley Walk. The Nore Valley Walk is signposted from here to Bennetbridge. After 2km along the river bank the trail heads through a laneway and onto the Sion Road. Follow this road for 1.5km then cross a green stile, through a field and back to the river bank. The route takes you through a farmland, ruined mills, woods and then to the village of Bennetsbridge.

3 months ago

Attempted this after a few weeks of heavy rain, but unfortunately had to turn back as the path was impassable, since the river has encroached on the path. Looks like a great walk so will try again once the countryside dries out!

Sat Aug 25 2018

very easy, 2hours max at easy pace

Sun Aug 19 2018

not really good after rain or in winter due to waterlogged earth. no rubbish bins. no public transportation from the end if you walk to Bennettsbridge.

2 months ago

Sat May 18 2019

Mon Apr 15 2019

Sat Mar 23 2019

Mon Sep 10 2018