Get Outdoors in Naas

Now that the weather is starting to improve it is time to get your walking boots on and get out and explore nature. In Ireland, there are so many beautiful places of interest to explore, especially in the spring.

Stay in Naas and you will have the surrounding countryside on offer to you, as well as all the local facilities in the town – from great places to stay and eat, to shops like Vodafone Naas. Whether you are a thrill seeker, a nature lover, or have an interest in archaeology, there is plenty in the area to enjoy…

In the beautiful Wicklow Mountain range lies Mullaghcleevaun. This is the second highest mountain in the range and if you are up for the walk to the top the rewards are spectacular. There is a lake that you can wander around, and if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at mountaineering. Remember to do this with someone who is experienced and let people know where you are going. There are many walking trails to enjoy in the Wicklow mountains and it gives you a real sense of wonder in this beautiful country.

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For a day out that doesn’t involve climbing mountains, head to Dondea Forest park. In the spring, the woodlands are full of the wildflowers which cover the forest floor. There is also a café on site where you can enjoy refreshments and the ancient remains of Dondea castle that now have become part of the natural scenery. In late spring the lake is full of stunning water lilies, dragonflies and many species of waterfowl.

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To explore a tranquil forest, head to Glen Ding forest. These woodlands are quiet and serene and the perfect place to go to be alone with nature. As well as the forest, keep on walking and you will come across Rath Turtle Moat. This is an ancient archaeological ringwork site believed to date back to the 12th Century.

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