Walking benefits your health, confidence and pocket. Walking locally is a great way of meeting people, getting fresh air, saving money, and often saving time. Walking requires a little investment, possibly footwear/clothing but don't let that put you off. One of the many perks to walking is after a little practice you'll be exercising without noticing it while enjoying being outside and in the fresh air. Research has shown that 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity, 5 days a week, can help reduce the risk of chronic disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Other benefits include increased self-confidence, lower levels of stress, improved sleep and enhanced well-being. For advice to help you get started please click here to be brought to the Get Ireland Walking website.
Ireland offers some spectacular park and forest walks, looped walks, linear walks, long distance way marked walks and walks in historic towns. The Shannon Region is no different. Within Limerick alone there are about 36 recreational walking options for you to enjoy. You can experience these on your own, with friends and family, or use them as an opportunity to meet new people. Local guides are available as well as rambling groups, making walking outdoors one of the most accessible activities of all. For more information on recreational walking please click here to be brought to the the Discover Ireland website.
Walking in Ireland
Mountaineering Ireland, the National Governing Body for walkers and climbers on the island of Ireland, promotes mountaineering, hill-walking, rambling and climbing as an accessible and enjoyable pursuit, where everyone can participate and develop to their full potential. Further information click here to be brought to the Mountaineering Ireland website.
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