We all know that staying active, while maintaining social distance, is critical to our physical and mental health, especially during this challenging time.
To complement our series of Malahide Looped Walks, we’re publishing this series of “Malahide Family Friendly Bike Rides” mapped by our Active Travel sub-committee. By “Family Friendly”, we mean physically separated from traffic. These routes are suitable for all ages from 3 to 103 (Though route 3. Robswall park is a bit hilly).
Please remember – Paths within our parks and green spaces are “share with care”. When passing pedestrians from behind, let’s slow down, tinkle our bells from about 20 metres – smile and say hello..
1. Malahide Castle Perimeter – 4km loop – Mix of paved and crushed ash path
2. Estuary Park Seabury and Broadmeadow Estuary Path – 5km Mix of paved and sand path
3. Robswall Park loop (with “quiet streets” link to Malahide Castle) – 2.5km loop – paved
About the Active Travel sub-committee of Malahide Community Forum:
The Active Travel Sub Committee was set up in 2020 with a goal of improving walking & cycling facilities in Malahide, with a particular focus on the provision of “Safe Routes to Schools”. By improving the infrastructure to make it safe, residents of Malahide will be able to travel to local schools, parks, clubs and shops in a safe & healthy way, incorporating exercise into their daily routine. Click here for more details.
Among the ideas we’re exploring (for post pandemic implementation) is bringing “Cycling Without Age” to Malahide Castle. This wonderful initiative is already in place in St. Annes Park Raheny (See: https://www.loveclontarf.ie/news/cycling-without-age-clontarf-/ ).
If you have an interest in improving active travel in your street / area in Malahide, get in touch with the community forum at the email below.