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South East Walks

  • 28-08-2015 11:06am
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    Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Hi folks,

    Any recommendations for long walks in the south east region? I've completed most of the usual suspects. Anything up to 8/9 hours, i.e. 20/25k. Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,620 ✭✭✭ Roen


    You looking for upland or lowland stuff?

    Handy one for starters:

    Saleens Carpark to Dunmore. First leg is the most awkward but there is a path nearly all the way. Only bit that you have to come away from the coast is in Ballymacaw, from there though it's great. Fantastic scenery in both directions.

    You can easily break it into stages too if you're caught for time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 572 linny


    this is one of the nicest walks in the country especially the last 3 sections from Bagenalstown to St Mullins, cant recommend it enough and maybe if your from Waterford start in St Mullins its only about 40 mins from the Rice bridge...
    http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/barrow-way/2/


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Roen wrote: »
    You looking for upland or lowland stuff?

    Handy one for starters:

    Saleens Carpark to Dunmore. First leg is the most awkward but there is a path nearly all the way. Only bit that you have to come away from the coast is in Ballymacaw, from there though it's great. Fantastic scenery in both directions.

    You can easily break it into stages too if you're caught for time.

    thank you. forgot about that walk. im open to any sort of walk, whether it be upland or lowland.
    linny wrote: »
    this is one of the nicest walks in the country especially the last 3 sections from Bagenalstown to St Mullins, cant recommend it enough and maybe if your from Waterford start in St Mullins its only about 40 mins from the Rice bridge...
    http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/barrow-way/2/

    thank you. i recently complete the south leinster way. think a section of that is a section of this walk to.

    keep them coming folks

    thanks


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    What about some the Wicklow Way- the section from Tinahely to Clonegal wouldn't be too far from you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    What about some the Wicklow Way- the section from Tinahely to Clonegal wouldn't be too far from you?

    i probably should change the title of the tread as i would be willing to do this walk but i just want to do as many walks in my own neighbourhood first. i was recently in the wicklow mountains. its simply stunning. thank you


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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,186 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    South Leinster way, can do different parts of it or spend a few days and do whole thing. It's about 100km total (i think)

    Been planning on doing it for the past year all in one go,


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Cabaal wrote: »
    South Leinster way, can do different parts of it or spend a few days and do whole thing. It's about 100km total (i think)

    Been planning on doing it for the past year all in one go,

    just done it. go for it. simply fantastic. no official camping spots so just be careful of that one. done it in 4 non consecutive days


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,468 ✭✭✭ Siamsa Sessions


    There's several up in the Comeraghs, around Crotty's lake and Coumshingaun: http://www.waterfordwebdesign.ie/how-to-get-to-coumshingaun-directions-and-things-to-look-out-for/

    Trading as Sullivan’s Farm on YouTube



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    There's several up in the Comeraghs, around Crotty's lake and Coumshingaun: http://www.waterfordwebdesign.ie/how-to-get-to-coumshingaun-directions-and-things-to-look-out-for/

    im a regular visitor. was only up there last week but thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78



    what book is that taken from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    what book is that taken from?

    Walking in the Blackstairs by Joss Lynam


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,186 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    just done it. go for it. simply fantastic. no official camping spots so just be careful of that one. done it in 4 non consecutive days

    I'm not too worried about camping spots, gona be aiming to do the lot in less then 18hrs.

    Just need to rope somebody else I'm to do it with me as dont fancy running it on my own :)

    Any suggestions for a good detailed map of the route?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Cabaal wrote: »
    I'm not too worried about camping spots, gona be aiming to do the lot in less then 18hrs.

    Just need to rope somebody else I'm to do it with me as dont fancy running it on my own :)

    Any suggestions for a good detailed map of the route?

    jasus theres a challenge. best of luck with that one. not a hope id be able to do it. im wrecked after 25k walks.

    most info you require is here:

    http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/South-Leinster-Way/33/

    id highly recommend bringing the osi maps mentioned on that site as some of the official marker posts are missing in a couple of spots and the maps will get you out of trouble, even though i got lost in a couple of spots and had to backtrack. a good bit of the route is also by road so be aware of that. not kind on the feet


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    has anybody walked the old railway track to tramore? is it passable and is it on much private land?

    http://www.activeme.ie/guides/walks/dismantled-railway-tramore-to-waterford/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,081 wellboytoo


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    has anybody walked the old railway track to tramore? is it passable and is it on much private land?

    http://www.activeme.ie/guides/walks/dismantled-railway-tramore-to-waterford/

    Not really possible any more, a lot of it is filled in , most on private land.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    wellboytoo wrote: »
    Not really possible any more, a lot of it is filled in , most on private land.

    was thinking that. thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,498 obezyana


    What is a really nice walk is Annestown beach to Dunhill via the Anne valley walk. It is not very long but it is a nice way to spend passing an hour or so on a quiet Sunday evening. :)


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,186 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    wellboytoo wrote: »
    Not really possible any more, a lot of it is filled in , most on private land.

    Awful shame that,
    Was always interested where the railway line was actually on the way out to Tramore. Pity it can be atleast walked these days,


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ jb73Dub


    Great thread - will be doing lots of walks down this way very soon.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    jb73Dub wrote:
    Great thread - will be doing lots of walks down this way very soon.


    Hope you enjoy yourself


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Up and down the by pass and ring road? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭ Poor Uncle Tom




  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78



    thinking about doing this, thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭ Poor Uncle Tom


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    thinking about doing this, thank you

    You also have The Munster Way

    https://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/East-Munster-Way/17/

    We're actually spoiled with great walks..........


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,210 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    You also have The Munster Way

    https://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/East-Munster-Way/17/

    We're actually spoiled with great walks..........

    ive done it and the south leinster way, lovely walks, well recommended


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭ Poor Uncle Tom


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    ive done it and the south leinster way, lovely walks, well recommended

    I shouldn't be surprised with a username like that :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭ Squidvicious


    wellboytoo wrote: »
    Not really possible any more, a lot of it is filled in , most on private land.

    However, I would guess that the old Waterford to New Ross railway line might still be walkable? Kilkenny CC have recently been doing a bit of groundwork to possibly turn it into a South Kilkenny Greenway. Wouldn't it be fantastic to have two greenways on our doorstep?


  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ Iwouldinmesack


    However, I would guess that the old Waterford to New Ross railway line might still be walkable? Kilkenny CC have recently been doing a bit of groundwork to possibly turn it into a South Kilkenny Greenway. Wouldn't it be fantastic to have two greenways on our doorstep?

    They cut the weeds on the tracks etc back in ferrybank about two or more years ago only to leave it overgrow again. No idea what it looks like now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭ Squidvicious


    They cut the weeds on the tracks etc back in ferrybank about two or more years ago only to leave it overgrow again. No idea what it looks like now.

    Well, I hope that they'll do something a bit more long term with it in time. It really would be a bit of a boost to tourism to have Waterford at the start/finish of two greenways.


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