The Warren Way walk is a lovely short walking trail for little feet or a much needed quick walk to clear the head and run off the kids energy.
The walk is situated between Ballina and Enniscrone on the Quay road, we drove along the road and then typed in Warren Way and google maps brought us straight to it. There is a small car park off the road and it is sign posted.
The kids loved the walk as its all safely fenced off and the path is nice and wide. For toddlers I would advice staying near by as there is some gaps at the bottom of the fences where wildlife have borrowed under. There is lovely boards along the way to keep the children entertained, Little Red Head and Mini Miss brought along their binoculars and spent ages spotting birds and wildlife. The boards along the way give them the names of the animals and birds. When you come to the end of the path you come to a gate that brings you out onto the river bank (River Moy) if the tide is out you can walk out along the bank for a long while. Do this with caution as it is slippy and keep an eye on the tide as you could very easily get caught, if you aren’t familiar with the area I wouldn’t walk far.
Children’s bikes and scooters would work on this trail and buggy’s would be fine also, the path is nice and wide and graveled the entire way to the gate at the end.
We really enjoyed this walk and it is now a firm favorite of Little Red Head and Mini Miss.
The Break down
- Distance; 1.4 km
- Path the entire walk – gravel
- Type; woodland and river bank
- Walking boots/shoes advised, but runners would be good also
Dunneill River walk is situated in the small village of Dromore West on the main road to Sligo. The entrance to the lovely river walk is to the lef, leaving the village from Ballina side. You can park up along the main road (make sure to pop your wing mirrors in) or you can park in the village of Dromore West. The river walk is a short fenced off walk that runs along the river. Once you come to a gate you can continue on down along a back road on to Ballygilcash Bridge and cross over to another part of the walk which leads you to Donaghintaine Bridge. We stopped here but you can continue on towards Easkey or go in a loop back to Dromore West. The Dunneill River walk is part of a loop walk. The part we did took us about an hour as we stopped looked around took our time and the kids loved all the bridges and littler waterfalls along the way.
The entire Dunneill river walk is fenced off on both sides and there is gates at each end, so it was lovely and safe for the kids to run along and explore knowing they were safe. Where the river walk ends and you continue walking to the bridges there is lots of historical finds to stop and take in. Most buggies would fit along the paths, its all stony so i wouldn’t say scooters would be good but bikes would be OK. My kids also loved all the animals they spotted along the way and the entire walk they where entertained. We really enjoyed this walk, its short but long enough to tire the kids out.
The Break down
- Distance; 3 km
- Paths; narrow all fenced off some cross overs on back roads
- Type; river and field
- Walking boots/shoes advised