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Ireland’s marvelous landscapes, spectacular coastal areas and undulating hills make a perfect setting for an all-time favorite activity, walking. Anywhere in Ireland is a walker’s paradise – to the truest sense of the word. Setting your course to Co. Limerick, the same paradise appeal awaits you. There are admirable walking trails scattered all around this county. Awake the walker in you…experience walking to the highest level at these highly recommended walk ways in Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Heading on to the mid-western part of Ireland? Why not indulge in a walking escape following the Great Southern Trail? The route covers a 53 miles of unspoiled areas and scenic settings. It comprises areas in West Limerick and North Kerry. Walking the Great Southern Trail leads walkers to the undisturbed areas of Listowel, Abbeyfeale, Templeglantine, Barnagh Tunnel, Newcastle West, and Rathkeale. The walk passes along diverse bog lands, woodlands, and some heritage points.

More of these natural appeals and historical relevance are offered through a walk along the Ballyhoura Way. Whether you walk for leisure or for adventure, the Ballyhoura way serves best for you. The route will take walkers along the most serene and charming regions of the area. There are several options for your walk, as well. You can either take on nature walk or pass along river banks. There are woodland walks, mountain walks and even mythological walks. The Ballyhoura Way is actually a part of the O’Sullivan Beara Walk Way that extends out from North Cork all the way to Limerick Junction in Co. Tipperary.

The magnificent Lough Derg offers an excellent walking trail for those who crave for the most exquisite display of nature. Lough Derg holds out a spectacular panorama being one of the prime lakes on the grand River Shannon. The Lough Derg Way - which heads on from Limerick City to the eastern shores of the Lake - is the route to follow for a stirring walking adventure. Along the way, walkers will be taken to the towns of Kilalloe and Ballina, each with their own tourist appeals. Aside from these towns, the route also passes along O’Briens Bridge and Dromineer.

Another walking route that will take you to the best of Ireland’s scenery is the Slieve Felim Way. This walk way passes along a number of lusciously green forests, awe inspiring rivers and mountain paths. The route may post some minor challenges but nothing beats the rewarding end. The Slieve Felim Way extends from the charming village of Murroe all the way to the village of Silvermines in Co. Tipperary. It also covers the Tooreenbrien Bridge and the Toor.

Surely, nothing is more satisfying and thrilling than touring Limerick on foot. Experience the pleasure for yourself. Walk along these spectacular routes and learn why this county is considered as a walker’s paradise.

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