Walking and Hillwalking in South East Ireland
The hill walks are best described in Joss Lynam's books "Hill walking in Ireland" and "Walking in the Blackstairs" Both books are available to visitors to the Coachouse.
The two main ranges of hills in the
region are the Blackstairs and the Coomeraghs. Other walks include Mount
Brandon and the long distance walks of the South Leinster Way and the
Wexford Costal path, these longer walks can be taken in short
Gateway on Shannon's Path in the Blackstairs
Sunlit summit in the Blackstairs
Horses at Scullamore Gap, County
The start of Shannon's
Some views of the
- The Blackstairs are a granite
ridge running from north to south between the counties Carlow and
Wexford and are only 15 minutes drive from the Coachouse. The ridge
starts in the north with Mount Leinster (2,500ft.) stunning views are to
be found all along its length. Walks to suit all tastes and capabilities
are there. Ten different walks are detailed in the book "Walking in the
- A picturesque range featuring
waterfalls, lakes and excellent scenery. The Coomeraghs lie between
counties Waterford and Kilkenny are about 1 hour's drive away from the
- In full view from the kitchen
window of the Coachouse, Mount Brandon is only 10 minutes drive. Its
summit offers excellent views of Graiguenamanagh nestling in the valley
below and Panoramas of Counties Wexford, Carlow and Waterford. On a
clear day the Wicklow Mountains can be seen to the North.
- The South Leinster Way is a
long distance walking route, part of the National Walking Route. It runs
from Kildavin in County Carlow to Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary
and is 64 miles (102Km) long. It can be walked in sections and those
close to the Coachouse include Borris to Graiguenamanagh and
Graiguenamanagh to Inistogue. The guide book is available at the
Coachouse to visitors.
The Wexford Costal
- This long distance walk
stretches from Ballyhack (20 minutes drive from the Coachouse) to
Kilmichael point north of Courtown, covering the full extent of the
beautiful Wexford Coast.
The area local to the
Coachouse also offers many other, gentler yet beautiful walks. Along
rivers and canals at Graiguenamanagh St.
Mullins and Inistoge. Through forests and
parkland around Inistoge and along the golden beaches and breath-taking
coastline of County Wexford. This is a walker's paradise and it is an
excellent way to generate a thirst to to be quenched in one of the many
excellent pubs in the area.
This link gives details of the
long distance walk along the Barrow
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