Tours & Trails around Drogheda
A team of Drogheda locals came together to map four walks which highlight the natural beauty, built heritage and historical wealth of our town. The walks range in length from the 1.5km ‘Five Bridges’ walk, to the 6.5km ‘Steps’ walk. The 4km historical ‘Walls’ walk and pretty ‘Spires and Towers’ walks traverse both sides of the river and reveal great views.
The walks are aimed at locals as much as visitors to enjoy, and you can share your photos on #droghedawalks
A copy of the Drogheda Walks map & guide can be picked up at local hotels, the Tourist Information Office, the Local Authority Offices in Fair St, and many local businesses.
Download Drogheda Walks map & guide
2.Boyne Valley Garden Trail
The rich heritage of the Boyne Valley is reflected in gardens that date back to the C17th. Each garden member is open either by appointment, or for a set number of days per year. Many gardens host events, including walks, charity fetes, plant sales, outdoor theatre, music and much more.
Check the Boyne Valley Garden Trail website for more details. Click Here
3.The Heritage Trail Driving Route
Why not take the road less travelled and Explore Louth, Land of Legends and Full of Life!
The Heritage Trail Driving Routes include:
Route 1: Drogheda & Louth's Coastal Villages
Route 2: Dundalk & The Cooley Peninsula
Route 3: Mid Louth & The Boyne Valley
Download the Explore Louth: Heritage Trail map here
4.The Boyne Valley Camino
This is a self-guided, 25km looped walk from Drogheda, which forms part of the Celtic Camino series. It was created by the Boyne Valley Walking and Drogheda Walks teams.
The walk goes along the Boyne, through beautiful Townley Hall woods, via two OPW sites of Mellifont Abbey and Oldbridge House, through the village of Tullyallen, along the Boyne Canal, and returns to Drogheda along the stunning Boyneside Trail.
Official Camino Passports can be used to collect beautiful stamps created by local artists en route. This 25km Boyne Valley Camino can be continued in Galicia by walking the old pilgrim route from A Coruña (the port of landing of pilgrims from Ireland through ages) to Santiago de Compostela (75km) to complete the 100km required to receive an official Compostela.
Download a Boyne Valley Camino Map here
5. Boyne Valley Tours
For an exceptional experience exploring the wonders of the Boyne Valley, including the awe-inspiring Newgrange and the historic Hill of Tara, look no further than Boyne Valley Tours. Their private day tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and captivating beauty of this remarkable region.
Find out more about Boyne Valley Tours here