Laois walks Festival will kick off on Monday the 1st of July with a walk around the picturesque Abbeyleix Killamuck Bog. Now in its 18th year the festival offers the opportunity for walkers to experience all that Laois has to offer with 27 guided walks throughout the county with varying difficulty during the month of July. The festival offers walks that are designed to encourage you to get out and explore the countryside and the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The scenic walks are varied; through woodland, over pastoral lands and along country laneways. Laois is becoming a popular walking destination and a key element of our identity with this festival. For those who are interested in completing a pilgrim passport or a Camino challenge. The month of July will give you a total of 249 Klms of excitement and scenery walking in Co Laois.