Gortacullen Wood and Kildanogue Duck Ponds Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club
This is a lovely 13km trail, starting at the Sheep dipping tank across from Graigue Pub, travelling around Gortacullen Wood, climing the nearby hill, taking a track back down and then travelling on to the Kildanogue Duck Ponds via a forest track.
You’ll want to allow 2.5 to 3 hours for this one so you’ll probably need a bit of grub and will definitely need some drinks. Just after the climb down from the hill is an ideal area for this. It’s very advisable to bring boots. Some of the area around the Duck Ponds is very marshy, no matter what the time of year.
There are sheep around the fields at the start of the walk, so dogs should be kept on a leash for this portion of the walk at least.
You can also climb down to this route from the Vee, via the Tipperary Heritage Way, which can make access a bit easier if you’re that way inclined.
You can find the route on ViewRange to download to your phone here.
Here are a few photos from the days walking: