Mountain Walks & Loops
Get your boots on – we’re taking you on through some of the most beautiful mountain trails in Co. Waterford. We may not have the highest summits in Ireland but what we do have is awesome countryside, glacial lakes and spectacular nature trails that loop around mountain peaks that will make your head spin! Below, we share some of our favourite mountain trails – prepare to be impressed!
Take a walk on the wild side
We love these walks below. Look for the wildlife (and sheep) along the way.
This 7.2km looped walk is well worth the trek to Ireland’s oldest glacial lake right here in Co. Waterford. Its views from the top are amazing plus the walk itself is thoroughly enjoyable and promises to give your legs a proper workout. Wear decent shoes and the advice is to walk clockwise…walk starts and ends at Kilcooney Woods.
The Nire Valley is one of those places where you can be at one with nature and the local wildlife. The Sgilloges walk is a moderate walk at just over 7 km and takes just under 2 hours. Look out for red squirrels, otters and sparrow hawks – just some of the wild animals you can see on this walk. Starts at Ballymacarbry and finishes at the Nire Valley car park.
Fauscoum, a.k.a. Kilclooney Mountain is the highest mountain (792 mts. tall) of the Comeragh Mountains and one to put on your to-do list. It’s known for its sensational views, can be a bit muddy, and is suitable for the more seasoned walker.
This 3-hour walk gives you the chance to really settle in. View Dungarvan town and Helvick Head from the summit – best on a clear day where you can see for miles. A great walk to do in the Autumn too. Explore the trail that takes you on rugged paths, through forest and on calm country roads.