Shannon Banks Nature Trail Walk

 Download a PDF brochure of the walk here Shannon Banks Nature Trail Walk Download

This nature trail walk starts at the rear of  Athlone Castle and is approx 5kms long. It is a looped bi-directional walk which takes you along the banks of the River Shannon and the old Athlone Canal.

There are four Information boards along the trail detailing flora, fauna,wildlife and fish that are along the walk. In addition these boards like the one  shown below have QR (Quick Response ) codes which when scanned with a Smart phone/Blackberry will bring you back to our website

To guide you on either the Brown or Green routes there are a series of  fingerpost signs along the way

The information on our boards was obtained from surveys carried out on behalf of Athlone Tidy Towns. Fish life information was given by local angling clubs and one local coarse angling expert.

Read all about the surveys below 

Nature Trail Survey

Report on the Athlone Nature Trail – An overview of habitats and species (Dec 2011)

 Tree Surveys

Talbot Ave Tree Survey 2010

Tree survey on Grace Road(Promenade) and No 1 Battery (Beech Trees)

We have also integrated the following into our Nature  Trail Walk

* 6 three chamber Bat Houses each capable of holding 150/200 bats

* 19  Bat Boxes

*6 Bird Boxes

*A wildflower garden

*Two refurbished signs depicting fish and birds of the Shannon at the “Big Meadow ” section of the walk

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