Walking & hiking

From boosting fitness to improving mental wellbeing, 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. We offer several experiences for unforgettable outdoor quality time and our team is happy to help point you in the right direction when taking a walk around Ashford Castle.

Walking routes

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

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. As you meander through the lush woodlands and rolling hills of Kinloch Woods our Irish wolfhound, Mulligan, our labrador, Dubh, and our Irish red and white setter, Shay will guide you with affectionate enthusiasm.

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