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Walking - Historical & Coastal
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.The Waterford Coast offers short headland and bay walks for more casual walker.

Waterford City
An entertaining Waterford City Walk introduces the visitor to the principal sights in the city. A one hour tour includes "two cathedrals, four national monuments, and a gallery of rogues and rascals". It is delivered by a master story teller with a deep knowledge of his subject and great wit. Tours daily from March to October. Fore more information visit the website Waterford Tourist Services.

Comeragh Mountains
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. The Nire Valley, Ballymacarberry, has the terrain to suit every grade of walker from the experienced mountaineer to the complete beginner. Situated in the picturesque village of Rathgormack, the Rathgormack Hiking Centre is a purpose built, Board Failte approved Hostel with accommodation for 20 people. At Ballymacarbry, situated between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains, a good variety of walks are available for both the experienced and more casual walkers.

East Waterford
There are river walks, "The Manann" at Faithlegg and Woodstown Beach and Tramore all close by.The Doneraile Walk is a scenic coastal walk in Tramore. Tramore is famous for it's 5km sandy beach and sand dunes.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.

West Waterford
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. There is a way marked walk in Ardmore, "The Cliff Walk" - 5km, that includes the christian settlement founded by St. Declan. Maps are available locally.Riverside walks include the Glenshelane River Walk, 10km, a wilderness trek through spectacular scenery of Gleann Siothlain, "glen of the fairies", in the Knockmealdown Mountains.8km long Kilmaloo Walk at Clashmore. There is a published Dungarvan Town Trail and there are guided walks from the Tourist Office in summer. Conducted Heritage Trail Walking Holidays are led by a knowledgeable guide and cover the coast of Waterford as well as other areas in the south-east of Ireland.

Clubs & Trekking Tours
Dungarvan Walking ClubDungarvan Walking Club offer evening walks from Lawlors Hotel. Summer Season on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.00pm. Winter depart at 8.00pm. Sunday walks in surrounding mountains.

Distance Time Location
Brickey River & Kilnafarna Hills 7.5miles12kms 3 hours 2 miles from Dungarvan on road to Clashmore.This trail can be divided into 2 shorter walks. Map available locally.
Colligan Wood 3.5miles5.6km 1.5 hours 5 miles from Dungarvan on the Clonmel Road.Sections of the trail along the river can be shorter routes. Map available locally.
Famine Walk 2.2miles 3.52km 45 min 2.5 miles from Dungarvan . Left towards Rinn off the Cork Road. The Seanachie Pub and the Marine Bar are on route. Map available locally

The Ultimate Hiking Package in Ireland Viking Trekking Company is a professional hiking company based in the ancient viking port of Waterford in the South-East of Ireland. Our aim is to give you, the customer, a quality, guided package hiking holiday in Ireland and to give you a taste of Ireland that you are not likely to forget. Each tour offers you a cultural package second to none through the oldest city in Ireland. Whether you are a beginner, a novice, or a regular mountain hiker, V.T.C has the tour for you.


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