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Forest Walks

  • 12-09-2019 6:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭ notfromhere


    Any Forest in the waterford area, that is ok to walk your dog in.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    All of them once you keep your dog on it's leash. Portlaw is very good but its only woods.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    marlin vs wrote: »
    All of them once you keep your dog on it's leash. Portlaw is very good but its only woods.

    The minaun is grand spot for dogs


  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭ notfromhere


    Had a look at the minaun,looks great will give it go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,191 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Had a look at the minaun,looks great will give it go.

    just watch out for the mountain bikers, lovely spot though, enjoy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Had a look at the minaun,looks great will give it go.

    Park in car park and you can go down around and back in loop to the car park. Also you can continue walking on the road past car park and up forestry lane and go left when you get to the telecom tower which brings you to a lovely view called Cromwell's rock down over the river to passage and hook head.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ Dunmoreroader


    Any Forest in the waterford area, that is ok to walk your dog in.

    Have you tried the King's Channel riverside walk? Park down by entrance to King's Channel estate and go down to the river and turn left. Lovely views along river bank and if you keep going, it takes you through wooded area along bank until you reach the ESB substation in Freshfield. Go up the side of the substation into Freshfield, up the hill, turn left back down Maypark Lane to your car. Lots of dogwalkers and walkers without dogs around so its very safe. Worth a try. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    If you are looking for a forest you'll probably have to go up to the comeraghs,but there is plenty of woods around Waterford.

    Like others have said Faithlegg woods is decent but a lot of it has been cut down,Colligan woods outside Dungarvan is a really nice walk,and Crough woods is also a really great walk with your dog.

    Outside of Waterford you have Kelly's woods in New Ross very nice down there lots of people walking dogs,and Just out Clonmel on the Waterford/Tipp border you have Carey's Castle very nice there too,and further afield down in Lismore you could go to the Two Towers.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,724 Mod ✭✭✭✭ looksee


    There are, however, no forests in Waterford City.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭ jelutong


    debok wrote: »
    Park in car park and you can go down around and back in loop to the car park. Also you can continue walking on the road past car park and up forestry lane and go left when you get to the telecom tower which brings you to a lovely view called Cromwell's rock down over the river to passage and hook head.

    I’m almost certain that Cromwells Rock is across the river in Christendom. Just opposite the Tower Hotel.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    jelutong wrote: »
    I’m almost certain that Cromwells Rock is across the river in Christendom. Just opposite the Tower Hotel.

    They both have that name


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  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭ Alpha Centauri


    debok wrote: »
    They both have that name

    I think it's Cromwell's table up the minaun. Fantastic views from there.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    I think it's Cromwell's table up the minaun. Fantastic views from there.

    Ya could be right. One of the best spots in the county.from up there Passage looks it could be swallowed by the river at any time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 578 ✭✭✭ Dunmoreroader


    3 other good non-forest spots for walking dogs and letting them off the lead without getting a load of hassle;
    1. Creadon Beach (also called Forenought Beach) - Its down a boreen between Dunmore East and Woodstown
    2. Kilbarry Eco Park - there's a path beaten in the grass around the perimeter of the upper section where you're dog won't put in or out on anyone. NOT the tarmacked lower walkway/cycleway - keep him/her on a leash there.
    3. The undeveloped fields in the Butlerstown IDA park - opposite Whitfield Hospital


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