Start/End Point: Hunter’s bike and car park
Surface: Tarmac but earth and grass pathways in wooded areas.
Parking: There is ample vehicle parking for both cars and bicycles at Hunter’s Park where you can leave your chosen mode of transport on arrival and enjoy the walk.
Public Toilets: none
This is a true two-in-one walk that will have something for everyone. It is an easy walk with a wonderful mix of open parkland on Galway Bay combined with a small section of old Galway woodland. The waterline walk in Hunter’s Park offers wonderful views of the tidal Rusheen Bay and the chance to look across the water and maybe see some herons at their nests, nests that are now over 100 years old. The woodland loop part of the walk offers a small footpath meandering through a lovely bit of old woodland and on out to the launch site for the Rusheen Bay Windsurfing school to watch both beginners and experts sail across the water. Benches to sit and enjoy the view are available in Hunter’s Park. The surface of the paths in Hunter’s Park are paved and approximately 2 meters wide. The woodland section consists of a natural footpath through the woodland. There is no public toilet but customers of the petrol station on Barna Road can avail of the one there in a pinch.
Click here to access the MapMyWalk trail map.