Join us for a steady paced ascent to one of the highest mountains in the South East of Ireland.
This trek is ideal for those who have little experience of walking on mountain tops.
Starting from Bay Lough car park on the Tipperary/Waterford border with views down to the Galty Vee Valley. Our walk begins at the Bianconi stagecoach hut opposite the car park under the imposing Sugarloaf peak. We will ease our way to the county boundary wall at the lowest point between the Sugarloaf and Knockmealdown peaks. Shortly after setting off we will get fabulous views down into Bay Lough and over to the Galtee Mountains. As we go a little higher, the Blackwater Valley comes into view on the southern side of the mountains. On reaching the county boundary wall separating Tipperary and Waterford, witness spectacular views of the plains of South Tipperary made up of a patchwork of green brown and yellow pastures. The wall brings us all the way to the highest point of the Knockmealdowns at 792 metres, which is also the highest point in County Waterford. From here you will be able to gaze down to the Blackwater Valley and all the way to the south coast while soaking up the solitude of the mountains.
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 605 metres
Duration: 4-4.5 hours
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