|Ardee Valley Greenway Co. Louth|
Ardee - Whitemills Greenway, County Louth, Republic of Ireland
Have you visited County Louth's best kept secret?
Im sure you all have heard of the famous Mayo Greenway. Have you however heard of County Louth's very own Greenway?
Although not as long (or well known) as its Mayo compatriot, Louth's very own Greenway was opened in 2001.
It was constructed by Louth County Council in tandem with the construction of the Ardee link road (N33) connecting Ardee town to the M1 Motorway at Junction 14.
Built on the trackbed of the old Great Northern Railway Company's Ardee Railway line (Opened in 1896 and closed in 1975) it is a gentle and scenic walkway & cycleway some 8Km long.
A comprehensive planting of shrubs and trees was completed, with former railway bridges and railway fencing renovated to a high standard.
Since it opened in 2001, the Greenway has matured into a true gem in the heart of County Louth.
Fine specimens of trees, shrubs and flowers line its length.
It is enjoyed by walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities. As it was a railway line, there are gentle gradients. Everyone can enjoy it.
If you are using Google maps to locate it, it may not be ''geo-tagged''. Rest assured, it is there!
ENTRY POINTS - Ardee town (near old Railway Station) When approaching from M1/N33 drive west and take the first turn to your left after about 6Km. You can park on this road. You will have seen the old railway bridge on your right (now greenway bridge).