Suck Valley Walk Way


Walkers can enjoy the natural beauty of the Suck River and the diverse range of flora, fauna and cultural heritage along the way. Local accommodation providers provide packed lunches and opportunities for less-ambitious walkers to take in smaller sections of the route. The terrain consists of a pleasant mix of cross-country paths through fields and woods, quiet side roads and there are a number of stretches along the banks of the river itself. The rich heritage to be enjoyed along the route include ringforts, castles and ancient churches and you can’t miss the unique La Tène Stone, an ovoid boulder of granite richly carved and dating from the Iron Age, close to the route at Castlestrange. The route can be subject to flooding so please check locally.

 

Highlights

  • For a truly tranquil walking experience visit the Suck Valley Way, a 100km long-distance walking route through counties Roscommon & Galway, which meanders through farmland along the banks of the Suck River. 
  • This circular walking route passes through gently undulating farmland, providing a peaceful experience for walkers. It also offers the opportunity to take in ‘the Nine Friendly Villages’ of Ballygar, Creggs, Glinsk, Ballymoe, Ballintubber, Dunamon, Castlecoote, Athleague and Mount Talbot, at frequent intervals along the way, which offer refreshments for visitors and a chance to soak in all the culture and craic of rural Ireland. 
  • The landscape on-route features bogs, callows, woods and unspoilt traditional farmland of many tiny fields, and makes for wonderful and varied low-land walking. 
 

Access to this land is via the kind permission of the landowners. Please respect the environment and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.


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Location

The Angling Centre

Athleague

Co. Roscommon

 

(Facilities include: Riverside Conference Centre and Coffee Shop)

 

Website

www.suckvalleywaywalk.ie

 

Contact

Pauline at the Angling Centre, Athleague

Tel: 090 66 63602            

Email: riversideconferencecentre@gmail.com

 

OR

 

Úna at Roscommon LEADER Partnership

Tel: 090 66 30252

Email: una@ridc.ie or ruralrecreation@ridc.ie

           

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Supported By

This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.