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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.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 459 ft Route type Point to Point
Hiking Walking No dogs
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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.

Trail Kilkenny home page http://www.trailkilkenny.ie/

Buy a picnic in Kilkenny to eat on the trail. The mills or Primms wood are beautiful places to stop and eat. The trail entails crossing a number of stiles and bridges. No dogs are allowed on this walk due to the crossing of farm land. After periods of high rainfall the trail can be very wet and boggy. Hiking boots or wellingtons are recommended.

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john Buckley
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great

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Lorraine O Keeffe
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Nuala Doherty
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Fantastic river walk on a beautiful September afternoon. Well done Kilkenny County Council!!

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Mary Prendergast
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Lovely walk best enjoyed in dry weather

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Peter Condon
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Orna Cassidy
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Lovely river walk not recommended in wet conditions

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Lucy Dooley
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Very easy flat walk from kilkenny to bennettsbridge. Good ground, runners will do. Very flat, suitable for all fitness levels , by the river nore so very scenic. Treat yourself to a coffee in Nicholas Mosse at the end.

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Peter Rowley
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Nore Valley from City - Well done to Kilkenny Couny Council and the local community on providing superb infrastructure to help hikers reap the benefit of this beautiful route. Safe, beautiful, packed with best of nature. Superb.

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Tim O'Donovan
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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!

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Brian Gilligan
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very easy, 2hours max at easy pace

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Brian Gilligan
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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.

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Don Foynes
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john Buckley
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plumey frédéric
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Rytis Undraitis
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Marek Parandyk
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tiko museliani
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john Buckley
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Brian Gilligan
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