Knockmealdown-Crossing-2013

Knockmealdown Crossing 2013

The much anticipated Knockmealdown Crossing 2013, an annual event hosted by Peaks Mountaineering Club, will take place on Saturday April 20th 2013.

Registration is at the Glenview Lounge in Goatenbridge at the following times:

  • ‘A’ Walk – 29.5km – 7:00 am 7:30 am – walk will take 7 – 9 hours – self-navigating, for seasoned walkers only.
  • ‘B’ Walk – 17km – 8:00 am 9:00 am – walk will take 7 hours approx. – lead walk, but requires walking experience.
  • ‘C’ Walk  – 13km -10:00 am 11:00 am – walk will take 5 hours approx. – lead walk, requires a good level of fitness.
  • Family Walk – 6.7km – 11am – New this year – walk will take about 2 hours – easy walk from Vee to Glenview Lounge via forest paths.

*Walking Boots essential

Full details below:

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Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

The Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 will take place on Saturday March 30th 2013. Participation for the Bogtrot is by pre-registration only, please find form at end of the post.

***Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing, boots, plenty of drinks and a fully charged mobile phone.***

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – A Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 8 hours in duration, 28 kms distance and has a total height gain of approx 862m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 6.30am, bus departs at 6.50am and will reach the start point of Mauma Road at 7.30am.
  • This walk is for self-navigating walkers only as a very high level of fitness and mountain skills is required. This walk is limited to 20 walkers on the basis of the first 20 registrations received.
  • Starting near the Standing Stone ascend the slope towards Coumaraglin Mountain continue on to Seefin, Coumfea (1st Check-in Point), Curraghduff, Carrignagower, descend to the Gap (2nd check-in point). From the Gap you ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge and after Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village. From here you follow directional signs which will guide you by stream and on mostly track past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – B+ Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 7 hours in duration, 22 kms distance and total height gain of approx 686m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 7.00am, bus departs at 7.30am and will reach the start point of Mahon Falls at 8.15am.
  • This walk is for self-navigating walkers only as a very high level of fitness and mountain skills is required. This walk will be limited to 40 walkers on a first registration received basis.
  • Ascending the shoulder to the left of the Mahon Falls and head for the highest point of the Comeraghs 792mts. Continue on to Coumshingaun (see pic above), Carrignagower, descend to the Gap(1st Check-in point) where sign-in at the first check point is required. From the Gap you ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge and after Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village. From here you follow directional signs which will guide you by stream and on track, past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – B+ Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 7 hours in duration, 17 kms distance and has a total height gain of approx 580m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 7.30am, bus departs at 8.15am and will reach the start point of Graigavalla, Rathgormack at 9.00am.
  • This walk will be led by local walking club and a high level of fitness is required.
  • This walk will follow the marked trail to the Gap where after sign in at the 1st check-in point it will ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge. After Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village, crossing the stream into Knocknaree woods following directional signs which will guide you by stream and on track, past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.
  • Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing and boots.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – Entry Fee

The entry fee is €20 which can be paid on the day. The fee covers Bogtrot entry, bus transfer to start, soup & roll (after walk) and showering/changing facilities.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – Registration Form

Pre-registration is required by downloading the registration form (.pdf document – see below) and returning it no later than 22nd March 2013 to mikejwall1@yahoo.co.uk or by post to The Comeragh Bogtrot, An Corr Eisc, Knocknaree, Nire Valley, Clonmel, Co. Waterford.

***Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing, boots, plenty of drinks and a fully charged mobile phone.***

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Ireland's best walking destinations

Ireland’s Best Walking Destinations

The world has many, many fantastic hiking destinations. Here in the Golden Vale we like to think that the Knockmealdown Mountains is among the elite of Ireland’s best walking destinations.

You won’t yet find it listed among Ireland’s best walking destinations destinations in any book or website that we know of, but that may all change in the very near future. The area is being seen for the wonderful walks, climbs and unspoilt amenities it possesses. So now is a great time to visit. Get in before the secret that is the Knockmealdown Mountains in South Tipperary and West Waterford is known far and wide. Be one of those that can say they walked the fantastic and famous Knockmealdown Mountains before they became ‘the place to be’ when it comes to mountain walking activities. It is truly among Ireland’s best walking destinations. 14 mountains worth of wonderful climbs along with absolutely spectacular scenery to the Golden Vale, the Vee Valley and down to the coastline to the sea in Waterford.

Please feel free to browse around the site and see some of our Walks (not for the dedicated walker, but a nice selection of walks for those who just like a ramble through the mountains and foot-hills, mostly on pre-defined trails.)

Ireland’s best walking destinations – Where to Eat and Stay

All the world’s best hiking destinations depend on an excellent selection of accommodation and food. Man does not live on bread alone – but it helps – the Knockmealdown Mountain Region is no different. Along with being one of Ireland’s best walking destinations, we believe that this is also one of Ireland’s best destinations for food and drink. Take a look at our Dine page for a list of your refreshment options all along the Knockmealdown Mountain region. If you want to stay over for a day or two, and we can pretty much guarantee you will, then you’ll need to have a look at our accommodation page.

Ireland’s best walking destinations – Come See Us Now

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Challenge Walks in Ireland

Challenge Walks in Ireland

Looking for challenge walks in Ireland? Then look no further, you’ve found a fine five day walk taking in the historic route from Cashel in South Tipperary, across the Knockmealdown Mountains to the home of St. Declan in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows on from a very successful walk from Ardfinnan to Ardmore in 2012.  The walk is being organised part of the nationwide celebration of The Gathering Ireland 2013 so we are encouraging participation from all corners of the globe.

Challenge Walks in Ireland – Pilgrim Route Challenge

St. Declan’s Way is a well known Christian pilgrimage route in the south-east of Ireland linking Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. This particular walk is being organised to coincide with St. Declan’s Feast Day in Ardmore with participants walking an average of 20km per day over five days. The walk will depart Cashel and visit Cahir on Wednesday July 24th. Day two (July 25th) takes a relatively short route to Ardfinnan on what is predominantly a flat route. From here on Friday July 26th the walk will ascend the Knockmealdown Mountains at Goatenbridge, passing over Bottleneck Pass (500m) at Goatenbridge to Lismore – this is the most difficult walk on the route.  From Lismore the walk is back on flat terrain on Saturday July 27th with a pleasant amble to Aglish. Finally, on Sunday July 28th the walkers will stroll through the tranquil countryside and villages of West Waterford, reaching Ardmore on the coast on what is, very fittingly, the end of the Ardmore Pattern Festival.

This is the first organised full-length walk of the route in many years. It will appeal to walking enthusiasts but also to visitors who have a connection with one of the many towns and villages along the route.  There is a strong traditional link between St. Declan and emigrants who have left West Waterford in particular. Walkers will have the option of joining the walk for portions of the route if they wish.

Note: Bookings for the St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 close on July 1st, 2013.

Challenge Walks in Ireland – Book Now

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St. Declan's Way Walk Booking

If you would rather book manually please print out the form below (download link at the bottom) and send it to the address on the form with the appropriate fee:

Note: If you can’t see the form below you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe. Reload this page once you’ve downloaded the reader and you should be able to view the content. There is also a download link underneath to save it to your own computer.

Download (PDF, 331KB)

Challenge Walks in Ireland – Accommodation

Note: Accommodation is not included as part of the St. Declan’s Way Walk Package – it must be booked separately. Below you’ll find a list of accommodation at the various stop points. The document can be downloaded with the link underneath.

If you can’t see the form below you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe. Reload this page once you’ve downloaded the reader and you should be able to view the content. There is also a download link underneath to save it to your own computer.

Download (PDF, 200KB)

You’ll find details of the St. Declan’s Way Gathering 2013 Walk initiative at the following two links on the Gathering Ireland 2013 website: http://bit.ly/UEE26f & http://bit.ly/UEEqBA.

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Challenge Walks in Ireland – Bus Travel from Dublin Airport:

Note: If you can’t see the bus timetable below you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe. Reload this page once you’ve downloaded the reader and you should be able to view the content. There is also a download link underneath to save it to your own computer.

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St. Declan's Way Map on Google

Challenge Walks in Ireland

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Pilgrimage Walk Ireland

Pilgrimage Walk Ireland

Looking for a pilgrimage walk Ireland? If so the first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore may well suit your needs. This Irish Pilgrimage Walk in the South-East will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows on from a very successful walk from Ardfinnan to Ardmore in 2012.  The walk is being organised part of the nationwide celebration of The Gathering Ireland 2013 so we are encouraging participation from all corners of the globe.

St. Declan’s Way is a well known Christian pilgrimage route in the south-east of Ireland linking Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. This particular walk is being organised to coincide with St. Declan’s Feast Day in Ardmore with participants walking an average of 20km per day over five days. The walk will depart Cashel and visit Cahir on Wednesday July 24th. Day two (July 25th) takes a relatively short route to Ardfinnan on what is predominantly a flat route. From here on Friday July 26th the walk will ascend the Knockmealdown Mountains at Goatenbridge, passing over Bottleneck Pass (500m) at Goatenbridge to Lismore – this is the most difficult walk on the route.  From Lismore the walk is back on flat terrain on Saturday July 27th with a pleasant amble to Aglish. Finally, on Sunday July 28th the walkers will stroll through the tranquil countryside and villages of West Waterford, reaching Ardmore on the coast on what is, very fittingly, the end of the Ardmore Pattern Festival.

This is the first organised full-length walk of the route in many years. It will appeal to walking enthusiasts but also to visitors who have a connection with one of the many towns and villages along the route.  There is a strong traditional link between St. Declan and emigrants who have left West Waterford in particular. Walkers will have the option of joining the walk for portions of the route if they wish.

Note: Bookings for the St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 close on July 1st, 2013.

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*** Pilgrimage Walk Ireland BOOK NOW HERE ***

St. Declan's Way Walk Booking

If you would rather book manually please print out the form below (download link at the bottom) and send it to the address on the form with the appropriate fee:

Download (PDF, 331KB)

If you can’t see the form above you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe.

Pilgrimage Walk Ireland – Accommodation

Note: Accommodation is not included as part of the St. Declan’s Way Walk Package – it must be booked separately. Below you’ll find a list of accommodation at the various stop points. The document can be downloaded with the link underneath.

Download (PDF, 200KB)

If you can’t see the Accommodation List above you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe.

You’ll find details of the St. Declan’s Way Gathering 2013 Walk initiative at the following two links on the Gathering Ireland 2013 website: http://bit.ly/UEE26f & http://bit.ly/UEEqBA.

St. Declan's Way Map on Google

Pilgrimage Walk Ireland

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