Irish Challenge Walks In recent years there has been a huge growth in the number of challenge walks taking place all over the country in Ireland’s mountain areas. The Knockmealdowns Crossing held in March / April every year is one of the most popular.
The Knockmealdowns Crossing
The Knockmealdown Crossing is a challenge event organised by the Peaks Mountaineering Club in Clonmel in March / April each year. The event offers a choice of routes through the Knockmealdown Mountains of Tipperary and Waterford.
The Knockmealdown Challenge or “A” Walk is a challenging walk of approximately 33 kilometres and 1,700 metres of ascent and is not for the faint hearted. This walk traverses a most beautiful mountain ridge that traces the County boundary of Tipperary and Waterford whilst looking down on “The Vee” and other great vistas.
The “B” Walk is 22km long with over 1000 metres height gain and requires a good level of hillwalking fitness.
The “C” Walk is mostly on tracks and trails with a small amount of height gain and is about 14km long.
Registration (and the finishing point) is in the Community Hall, Ballyporeen from where participants are bussed to the start of the walk at GR 081 124.
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