Wrap up warm and head out on the sea louth scenic seafood trail this spring – fill your lungs with fresh sea air, and your bellies with mouth-watering local seafood. There is no better way to get a spring back into your step!
Carlingford Lough Greenway, Co. Louth
1. Take the whole family for a sandy stroll along Templetown Beach. Called after the crusading Knights Templars, Templetown is located near Carlingford and low-level rock promontories provide a degree of shelter from the elements. Reward yourself afterwards with a bite to eat in Carlingford, where there are currently seven sea louth participating restaurants.
2. For a beach walk that’s a bit more of a challenge, Termonfeckin hits the spot – a round trip from Seapoint down to the Boyne Estuary at Baltray, is about 5km. Take in the wonderful sea views and perhaps catch a glimpse of some wildlife en route. Pop into Forge Field Farm Shop or Maddens Centra & Maxol to pick up your unique Termonfeckin sea louth passport stamp.
3. The Carlingford Lough Greenway is an idyllic and rewarding way to experience the spectacular local landscape on foot. As the route is linear, choose to start in either Omeath or at Carlingford Marina, and the total length there and back adds up to around 14km. There are plenty of dining options in Carlingford, with an array of tempting fresh local seafood dishes to try.
4. The Navvy Bank Walk in Dundalk consists of a series of pathways and boardwalks allowing you to explore the riverside estuary stretching from the Newry Road, along the Navvy Bank to Soldier’s Point. The walk is a very manageable 2 miles’ long, and if you would like a bite to eat afterwards you’re in luck – there are 14 Dundalk restaurants taking part in the sea louth trail!
5. The DRAWDA Urban Arts Trail is a self-guided audio trail around Drogheda, taking in the fantastic murals created by local, national and international artists, with a focus on key figures and moments from our mythological past. Download a copy of the trail here, and be sure to bring your sea louth passport along for stamp collection opportunities.
How does the sea louth passport work? Pick up a sea louth passport from one of the tourist offices (Carlingford, Dundalk or Drogheda) and collect 14 coastal scenic viewpoint stamps plus two restaurant stamps, and exchange your completed passport for an exclusive sea louth memento.
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