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Walking In County Waterford

Enjoying The View From The Comeraghs [Click On Image To Enlarge] Cnoc na Rí
Walking from our doorstep. Terrain to suit every grade of walker from the experienced to the beginner.
Postal Address: Nire Valley, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford.
Opening Times: February to October
Contact Person: Nora Harte
Telephone: +353 (0)52 36239
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Rathgormack Hiking Centre
Indoor climbing wall, sports facilities and guided tours.
Postal Address: Nire Valley, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford.
Contact Person: Bridget Ann Joy Power
Telephone: +353 (0)51 646969
Email: rathgormackhikingcentre@eircom.net

Waterford offers the prospect of unrestricted walks along the breathtaking coast, in the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains and along the valley trails of its many rivers. An entertaining Waterford City Walk introduces the visitor to the principal sights in the city.

In the Dungarvan & West Waterford book (available in most local shops price €2), there are details of various walks with associated maps and directions for the following:

  • Brickey River and Kilnafarna Hill walk (12km);
  • Colligan Wood, (6km)
  • Cruchan Walk (12km)
  • Famine Walk (4km)
  • Ardmore Cliff Walk visiting St Declan's Well (3km)
All information on these walks is available from Dungarvan Tourist Office, Tel: +353 (0)58 41741, www.dungarvantourism.com

In the Nire Valley area to the north of the county, the walker can explore the folklore, geology, flora and fauna on conducted Nire Valley Walks in the Comeragh Mountains. A Comeragh Mountain Walking Festival is held annually in October. The walks are graded and are led by very experienced guides. More information is available from Hanora's Cottage, Tel: +353 (0)52 36134.

  • Riverside walks include the Glenshelane River Walk, a wilderness trek through spectacular scenery in the Knockmealdown Mountains and the 8km long Kilmaloo Walk at Clashmore.
  • The Doneraile Walk is a scenic coastal walk in Tramore.
  • Ardmore has a published Cliff Walk. Way-marked, long distance trails include St. Declan's Way, an ancient pilgrims' path of some 94km which runs from Ardmore through Cappoquin, Lismore, Ardfinnan and Cahir to Cashel.
  • The East Munster Way extends from Carrick-on-Suir, west/south-west to Clogheen, a distance of 70 kms.
  • The South Leinster Way, which can also be joined at Carrick-on-Suir, runs north-east for 102 km via Piltown and the valleys of the Nore, Barrow and Slaney to Kildavin.
  • Waterford City Walking Tours: a one hour walking tour through the capital city of Waterford and Ireland's oldest city, including two cathedrals, four national monuments and a gallery of rogues and rascals, delivered in a witty and entertaining style by a master story-teller with a deep knowledge of his subject. Contact Jack Burtchaell on +353 (0)51 873711.
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