Knockmealdowns Sunday November 8th
Atrocious weather in the Knockmealdowns on Sunday but three great hikes – Knockmealdown; Sugarloaf and Avondhu.
Well deserved hot port, roaring fire and delicious food afterwards in Foley’s, Lismore. A great day out despite the weather.
The Knockmealdown Mountains (Irish: Sléibhte Chnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh) is a mountain range located on the border of counties Tipperary and Waterford in Ireland, running east and west between the two counties. The highest peak of the range is Knockmealdown, situated in County Waterford. On the western side of the summit, the range is crossed by a high pass through which runs the old mail coach road from Lismore to Clogheen.
Walks in the Knockmealdown Mountains, Tipperary
Glengarra Wood Walk
Glengarra Wood, 12km south-west of Cahir on the old Dublin/Mitchelstown road. The route taken will be that of the lovely looped Millenium Walk, through much of the forestry planted for the Millenium celebrations in 2000. The theme on the day is the flora and fauna of this historical mixed woodland. This walk is of moderate difficulty on forestry track at all times, it is 7km long and should take 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. Please bring trekking shoes/boots, raingear, a fully charged mobile phone and fluids. Further information can be obtained from John Egan on 087 0556465.
St. Declan’s Way Pilgrimage
The big walking event in the Knockmealdown Mountains region is the St. Declan’s Way Pilgrimage Walk, which will journey along St. Declan’s footsteps from the famous Rock of Cashel to Ardmore in Co. Waterford, Click on the link to visit the St. Declan’s Way Walk page. You’ll find more information on the walk, updates, newsletter and you can sign up to take part if you wish.
Other Walks in the Knockmealdown Mountains, Tipperary
If you are into hillwalking, or even a nice scenic walk along a tarmac road, then the world is your oyster all along the Knockmealdown Mountains running from Newcastle to Ballyporeen. All along the Knockmealdown mountain range is a hill walker’s dream with mountain trails, forestry tracks and mountain climbs in abundance. There are more walks than the average walker could handle even in an extended stay so, if it’s a walking holiday you’re looking for, then look no further. Contact one of the premises on our Accommodation page, book in for a few days and enjoy all this picturesque area has to offer.
Roll on the Comeragh Mountains on November 22nd.