Ossory Pedestrian Bridge
Following a beautiful hot Summer and a mild and sunny Autumn, the weather’s turned and Winter has now established itself. While it’s tempting to snuggle up in front of the fire or to settle down in a welcoming hostelry, the opening of the new Ossory Pedestrian bridge gives a great reason to pop on the walking boots and stretch the legs.
The longest of its kind in Europe, the bridge hangs beneath the existing Ossory bridge on the Ring Road, connecting Canal Walk with Lacken Walk and offering a new opportunity to explore the Talbotsinch area of the Nore and its banks, while also linking with the Linear park and opening up the possibility of walking from just off the Freshford Road, as far as Bennettsbridge as part of the successful Trail Kilkenny and Nore Valley Walk. Donwload the Trail Kilkenny App for further details (www.TrailKilkenny.ie).
Though Summer has passed, there’s still so much wildlife to be found. The darker evening bring the chance to see some of our native bats hunting in the twilight. The last few weeks of vibrant Autumn colour in the brackens and dogwoods should not be missed. A vast range of unusual fungi are in their prime. In addition to our native birds, our Winter visitors are beginning to arrive, and Greenland White fronted geese and Whooper Swans have already been spotted.
So grab your gear and get out there for a walk. You’ll be amazed.