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Walk Waterford Autumn Series – Next Walk Glenshelane Woods

Published: September 29, 2014

Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted to see such a great turnout for the second walk in the Autumn Series on Sunday 28th September. Twenty eight people, including babies in buggies, young children and seasoned walkers attended the 4.6km looped walk in Stradbally to celebrate the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Hearts Day.

The walk began at the Barrack Cross in Stradbally Village and the walkers headed out towards Ballyvooney Cove with spectacular views of the Tramore coastline and Hook Head lighthouse. At Ballyvooney Cove we decided to take a break and enjoy the views of Gull Island. After quick refreshments, we continued our loop and were treated to great views of the majestic Comeragh Mountains.

A special thank you to the Stradbally Tidy Towns committee and our volunteers on the day, Eileen Roche and Margo Crowley who assisted WSP in organising this walk. Well done to everybody for taking part on a fresh Sunday morning.

The next walk is at 11am on Sunday 5th October is in the beautiful Glenshelane Woods, near Cappoquin, County Waterford. Glenshelane or Gleann Siothláin means “The Glen of the Fairies”. The walk takes you along the river up into the Glenshelane Valley sheltered by a pleasant forest of beech, ash, oak and many beautiful flora and fauna.

The meeting point is in the car park at woods. From Cappoquin travel the Clogheen/Mellary Road R669 for a distance of 1km until you come to a grotto, veer right and the car park entrance is a short distance after crossing Bealick Bridge.

The series of walks are suitable for families and leisure walkers, all you need is suitable walking shoes (runners are ideal) and a rain jacket just in case. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

So come along bring your family and friends, County Waterford it is yours to discover or rediscover!

To find out more contact Pauline Cunningham on 051 849855 / 086 7837385
or email

Click here for a full list of the Autumn Series Walks

Article Modified: December 14, 2018 11:43 am

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