5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Carlow

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Carlow

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans!

Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in County Carlow.

1.Mount Leinster & Slievebawn

Located near Myshall, County Carlow, this trail has brilliant views overlooking Carlow. It leads to Mount Leinster, which fifth highest peak in Leinster. The path then retraces its steps back down to the parking area and continues to Slievebawn on the other side of the road. This is a short trail with some steep parts along the route, but the views, especially on a clear day, are well worth the effort. Ideal for dogs and their humans to get out and have some fun!

2. Clashganny Forest

Try this 4.0-km out-and-back trail near Marley, County Carlow. The name Clashganny comes from the Irish, Clais Ghainimh – meaning ‘the sandy river trench’. Along this route, visitors can explore secluded forest trails and beautiful historic landmarks. The forest path is along flat terrain, making it suitable for dogs of all breeds and sizes.

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3. The Barrow Way- Graiguenamanagh to Saint Mullins

Near Tinnahinch, County Carlow, this route takes an average of 2 hours to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, running, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. This is a point-to-point trail, so make sure to be ready to double the distance if you wish to walk out and back! This beautiful riverside trail takes you along the Barrow. It’s an easy-going route that is suitable for most abilities, so a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors with your dog.

4. Clogrennane Woods

Clogrennane Wood near Carlow Town offers dog walkers a gentle sloping 4km walk on forest roads with magnificent views of Carlow Town and the River Barrow. The area is an old wood, and the predominant tree species in Clogrennane are beech, spruce, larch and oak. Popular with families, hikers and dog walkers alike, there are also picnic tables in the area to wind down on after you have finished your trail. Peaceful, quiet, and a great area for exploring, be sure to check this Wood out next time when out walking your dog.

5. Oak Park Forest Park

This hidden gem is a mature, mixed species woodland of over 120 acres. The park is on the edge of Carlow, boasting a playground, outdoor picnic area, a large car park as well as a bat sanctuary and bird-watching area, it is the perfect day-out for families with dogs.

What is Operation TransPAWmation?

Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation began in 2017 to highlight the rise in overweight dogs in Ireland. Since then we have extended the campaign to a whole-health campaign for dogs and cats, helping 1000’s of pet owners get to grips with their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

Now in its 7th Year, Operation TransPAWmation is designed to help dog and cat owners identify and make small changes that can help improve their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

For in-person support on your #PetmaniaOT journey, you can also drop into any one of our pet shops nationwide and speak with a member of our team.

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