Waterways Ireland, in partnership with 4 native authorities, has launched a brand new winter ‘Make a Connection’ marketing campaign to encourage folks to ‘go inexperienced and blue’ this festive season and luxuriate in connecting with the out of doors areas of the Royal Canal Greenway throughout essentially the most great time of the 12 months, in a bid to scale back stress and enhance total wellbeing within the winter months.
The marketing campaign has been launched by the cross-border physique for Eire’s inland waterways in partnership with Westmeath County Council, Kildare County Council, Longford County Council and Meath County Council.
A consultant from Waterways Eire stated: “Since launching, the Royal Canal Greenway has performed an essential position in offering a spot for folks to re-energise and destress.
“We all know that from analysis there’s a constructive affiliation between encountering inexperienced areas, wildlife, nature, our bodies of water corresponding to canals and rivers, and psychological wellbeing.
“The 130km canal route has an abundance of timber, crops and wildlife which implies it is capability to enhance psychological wellbeing is prone to be as a result of a number of advantages related to each inexperienced and blue areas, and certainly the social, neighborhood reference to different
“We’re encouraging as many individuals to go to the Royal Canal Greenway as doable this winter in a bid to entry this free superb house, which might play such a significant position in our wellbeing.”
Uncover winter’s pure magnificence
The Royal Canal Greenway travels from cosmopolitan Maynooth, by means of Enfield and Mullingar, to charming Cloondara in Longford. A principally flat path, the Royal Canal Greenway is steeped in historical past and was as soon as the area of placid barge horses, which at present has change into the realm of walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and phases.
Certainly, earlier this 12 months it was named European Cycle Route of the Yr 2022 by main Dutch strolling and biking truthful Fiets en Wandelbeurs, as previously reported by Afloat.ie.
Many individuals discover that packing a lunch and a ramble alongside the flat path, passing by means of picturesque waterside villages is one technique to benefit from the Royal Canal Greenway.
It is usually house to many welcoming cafes and occasional containers to cease at for each food and drinks, typically with exterior seating, in addition to picnic spots, playgrounds and points of interest so you’ll be able to help native companies while socialising with family and friends.
Get pleasure from lively experiences
Whereas the winter months could make it harder to get exterior, there are nonetheless all kinds of out of doors actions that may get you transferring on the Royal Canal Greenway, for all ages, whereas staying lively.
There are additionally quite a few health occasions scheduled to happen on or close to the Royal Canal Greenway within the coming weeks and within the New Yr together with weekly park runs within the scenic village of Kilcock and in Mullingar. Westmeath will even host the annual Mullingar Half Marathon on St Patrick’s Day.
Keep and unwind
The Royal Canal Greenway can also be house to many inns, visitor homes and B&Bs who benefit from the views of each the inexperienced and blue areas. The situation of those permits enjoyments of the trail at a tempo that fits all age-groups and skills.
Because the path passes by means of 4 counties all the way in which from Eire’s Historical East to Eire’s Hidden Heartlands, there are many locations to remain in a single day at and loosen up. Many are providing particular winter reductions so you’ll be able to get pleasure from a festive staycation at an inexpensive worth.