We all know that staying active is critical to our physical and mental health, especially during this challenging time.
To help residents to stay active, we’re publishing a series of “Malahide Looped Walks”, kindly mapped by local resident Stephen Macdonagh. Remember, as these are looped walks, you can start at any point in Malahide and join the walk at your nearest access point.
For a longer walk, simply combine walk 2 (a walk in the Castle) with any of the other walks. Please remember to share our paths roads and parks with care.
1. Seamount and Paddy’s Hill – 6km – Paved paths
2. Malahide Castle Perimeter – 4km – Mix of paved and crushed ash path
3. Back Strand, Sea Road and Yellow Walls – 3km – Paved paths
4. Abington, Streamstown and Castle – 3km – Some mud paths
About Stephen Macdonagh:
When asked to join the committee of St Sylvester’s GAA Healthy Club section in 2018 local retired teacher Stephen MacDonagh decided that the best way to contribute would be to form a local walking group to explore looped walks in the area. A group of about twenty walkers set out once a month, with the aim of encouraging people in the locality to get out and walk on a regular basis. Week after week more walkers tagged along and it wasn’t unusual to hear the comment “I’ve lived here for twenty years and I’ve never been down this way before!”
When Covid 19 struck earlier this year, social distancing guidelines meant that walking in groups was no longer practical so Stephen decided to map his favourite walks to enable walkers to get exercise locally and enjoy and explore the wonderful walks we have in our locality.