Immerse yourself in nature, no matter what the season. From exotic surroundings to idyllic riversides and woodlands, take time out and enjoy spotting the array of wildlife to be found.
Taking a walk through Kildare’s stunning nature trails is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon! From the carpets of bluebells and wild garlic covering the woodland floor of Killinthomas Wood to the nature trails and lake walks filled with wildlife at Donadea Forest Park. Pollardstown Fen another of our top 5 trails is a national and international treasure, famous for it’s post glacial raised bog and is the largest spring fen in Ireland which hosts many rare plants and bird species.
So make sure to take some time out to explore these scenic and serene walks, trails and boardwalks and discover the hidden treasures of Kildare.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
Stunning boat tours on The Barrow & Grand Canal with majestic views and breath taking features.
Take a relaxing cruise through the Kildare countryside on a traditional canal barge and discover the stories of the waterways.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll, a day out or even a restful week’s holiday exploring Ireland’s loveliest river, with something of interest at every turn on this 200-year-old towpath.
One of the top natural tourist attractions in Co. Kildare celebrating the wonder and the beauty of Irish peatlands and their wildlife.
Burtown House in Co. Kildare is an early Georgian House near Athy, with a charming 10 acre garden open to the public.
Experience the splendour of Castletown House and parklands, a Palladian mansion in County Kildare.
A fantastic fun-filled day out for families with a wide variety of activities including guided tours and hands-on farming fun.
Coolcarrigan is a hidden oasis with a fantastic 15 acre garden full of rare and unusual trees and flowers.
Possibly the oldest and most extensive tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe and the site of the film ‘Braveheart’, it is a popular walking spot for locals and visitors alike.
Donadea offers a range of walks for all levels of experience, from a short 30-minute stroll around the lake to a 6km trail which takes you all around the park!
The Grand Canal Way follows pleasant grassy towpaths and tarmac canal-side roads all the way to Shannon Harbour.
Experience the true essence of Irish country living and wonder at the magic of fantastic sheepdogs in action.
A family friendly open farm experience, where you will see a wide variety of farm animals in a natural and relaxed setting.
Just a short distance outside of Rathangan Village lies one of Ireland’s best kept secrets for nature!
A unique mix of heritage, woodland walks, biodiversity, peatlands, beautiful gardens, train trips, pet farm, fairy village and more.
A mixed woodland with a choice of walking routes on the site of the 5th century monastery founded by St Evin and less than 1km from Monasterevin.
Adjoining Kilkea Castle, Mullaghreelan Wood is a picturesque old woodland estate that offers the visitor a very unique forest experience.
My Bike or Hike provides guided tours that are off the beaten path, delivered in a sustainable way, with a true local expert.
Pollardstown Fen offers a unique walk on unique soil! Follow the boardwalk through the fen to experience this 220-hectares of alkaline peatland close up.
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