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Old Rail Trail - Route Map

Route Grading

Purpose built off-road shared pedestrian and cycleway trail, along disused railway track. Generally flat with smooth sealed surface and some gentle slopes. This trail is suitable for family groups of all ages and all types of bikes. Please exercise caution at intersections with Public Roads.

Suggested Routes

Old Rail Trail

Athlone to Moate (12.3km)
Moate to Castletown (16.3km)
Castletown to Mullingar (11.4km)
Athlone to Mullingar (40km)


Royal Canal Greenway

Mullingar to Ballynacarrigy (18km)
Mullingar to Meath County Boundary (22.6km)
Meath County Boundary to Ballynacarrigy (40.6km)


Westmeath Greenways - Code of Conduct for shared use

Cyclists should give clear hand signals and use bell to alert walkers.

  • Walkers be aware that cyclists may be approaching from behind.
  • Keep dogs on a short lead and "scoop-the-poop".
  • Take special care at junctions and crossings.
  • High-viz clothing recommended – "be safe be seen."
  • Do not enter adjoining farmland.
  • Do not litter the trail – "if you bring it in – take it out!"
  • Respect the countryside – "Leave No Trace".

Westmeath County Council supports Ireland’s "Leave No Trace Principles".
For further information please visit www.leavenotraceireland.org