These boots are made for walking – Autumn in Carlow

Last weekend Oct 15th to 17th 2021, Carlow welcomed walkers of all abilities from novice walkers to seasoned hill walkers to our beautiful county to participate in the Carlow autumn walking festival. The town and county were delighted to see so many people descend (and ascend) on our stunning walkways, hidden trails, and glorious countryside. Avlon House Bed and Breakfast was alive and kicking as our guests arrived back to us rejuvenated and revived, after spending the day in the great outdoors. It was heartening to feel the atmosphere of excitement amongst our guests, as they shared stories of new discoveries and learnings around some of our lesser-known walkways.

The official festival dates may have passed, but Avlon House Bed and Breakfast are always open to guiding and advising our guests who would like to spend a weekend rambling and hiking the highways and byways of our county. 

Highlights from this year’s festival included the launch of our “Columban Way” that showcases a walk from the Nine Stones viewing point to Myshall Village. One of our great saints, St Columbanus was born in the shadow of Mount Leinster and walkers new to this route can follow him in his footsteps, as he journeyed during the 5th and 6th centuries from Carlow to Bangor in County Down, home to a monastery he founded. Nature lovers on this walk will marvel at the stunning blackstairs mountains.

If a more leisurely walk is in your comfort zone, we suggest a gentle walk through the idyllic Clogrennane Wood, or head to Kilbrannish Forest Recreation area. As the autumn colours look so vibrant at this time of year, make sure you bring your camera, (or make sure your phone is charged) as you will want to save these images for years to come.

Avlon House Carlow can offer superb value when you book direct, whether its for one, two nights or more, you are heartily welcome to join us in Carlow. So, dust off those boots and get ready for discoveries of a lifetime.