WhereCarlingford to Omeath Louth
Carlingford Lough may or may not be a true fjord but everyone, both before and since the Vikings who named it, recognises its scenic beauty and peace.
The Carlingford Lough Greenway, is a footpath and cycleway that runs along the lough’s southern shore. Built mostly along the old railway line, the mainly off road trail connects Omeath and Carlingford, and as an old railway line it’s also very level. It’s a great place for a bit of a walk and ideal for novice cyclists, including the wee ones.
The Greenway provides great views across the lough to the mountains of Mourne, while Slieve Foye towers over it on the Louth side. It runs through fields full of grazing sheep, over old level crossings and even a few bridges. There are trees, wildflowers and birds to be seen along most of the way too.
It’s a great day out, with a variety of restaurants and cafes in both Omeath and Carlingford, in which you can reward yourself after your (gentle) exertions.
Bike hire is available locally.
Download Carlingford Lough Greenway Map here
Download Carlingford Lough Greenway leaflet here
For those with children, please be aware that there are a number of steep embankments alongside the Greenway. Also, there is a short section of walkway along the public road at Omeath.