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Walking & hiking

From boosting fitness to improving mental well-being, and even helping us in our social lives, walking and hiking offer all kinds of tangible benefits. There is no better location to enjoy this popular pastime than Ireland. The Castle has created several experiences for unforgettable outdoor experiences and our team is happy to help point you in the right direction when taking a walk around Ashford Castle.

Please note the cancellation policy is 24hrs prior to the start of any activity. 

Tracks & trails

Local walking guide Michael Gibbon shares his favourite routes and explains why Connemara is best explored on foot.

Our morning dog walk

Take in the magnificent grounds of the Ashford Estate amidst the bounding company of our resident dogs and their handler, James, with a morning dog walk at Ashford Castle.

As you meander through the sumptuous woodlands and rolling hills of Kinloch Woods our Junior Irish Wolfhound, Mulligan, our Labrador, Dubh, and Irish red and white setter, Shay will guide you with affectionate enthusiasm. Their playful nature, the exquisite views back onto the Castle, and the wealth of tales offered by James will ensure the perfect start to your day.

Our morning dog walk takes place every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We encourage appropriate footwear for the walk. If required, wellington boots can be borrowed at reception.

Time: Please meet at reception at 8:15am.

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