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Crough Wood Walk

Outdoors « Walks & Hikes « Crough Wood Walk
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The sights and sounds of Crough Wood with the Mahon River running through its valley from the Mahon Falls further up the track and stemming from the beautiful Comeragh mountains are so refreshing. What ever the season this walk is always amazing. You could just get lost in the sounds of the gorge and in contrast the woodland tranquility and feel like you’re in another world in this wood. It’s a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The walk runs uphill along the Mahon River in the foothills of the Comeraghs. The Wood has 3km of walkways but the main walkway from the entrance is just 0.68 km. It’s worthwhile visiting this wood at least once each season and watch the changes each season brings taking place before your very eyes.

There are a few of picnic tables near the start of the route.


Take the N25 from Waterford towards Dungarvan. About a mile past the Kilmacthomas exit turn go right off the N24 following the sign for Comeragh Drive. Continue through Mahon Bridge in the direction of Mahon Falls and after approximately 1km, Crough Woods Car Park is on your right.

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Trail Metrics

Distance:1km (one way)
Duration:20 minutes
High Point/Ascent:n/a
Minimum Gear:Walking shoes/boots
Nearest Town:Kilmacthomas
Lat/Lon:52° 12' 33.444", -7° 30' 19.674"