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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.

Recommended Access Points

There are several access points to the Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway from various public roads. The access points are listed below and shown on the map, some of which will have parking facilities and amenities.

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2 Mount Temple Access 6km
3 Maghermore 8km
4 Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park 12km
5 Moate Station 12km
6 Rosemount Access  18km
7 Lisnagree 21km
8 Streamstown 23km
9 Garhy (R391)  26.2km
10 Castletown Station 28km
11 Dysart Access 30km
12 Ballinea Access 36km
13 Bellmount  37.2Km
14 Kilpatrick 38.4km
15 Mullingar-Newbrook 40km


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