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Knockshanahullion Loop, Knockmealdown Mountains is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Tullaghorton, County Tipperary, Ireland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 2,148 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wild flowers
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NOTE: As of October 3, 2020, the section from the forest edge to Bay Lake is overgrown and requires care, especially at a number of stream crossings. This section is poorly marked and requires climbing and crawling through various terrains. This is a 12km walk which starts at the Bay Lough car park in The Vee in Co. Waterford. The route runs southwards on a stony path following the marker posts of the Avondhu way along a forest edge, before turning west. Keep on the stone path until you reach a stile and gate, and from here you have to go off the path and out onto the hilly terrain towards the summit of Knockalougha. The summit has a carn and standing stone. From this summit, take a slight southwest bearing and then west heading for the highest point on this walk, Knockshananullion, which i a very interesting summit with a trip pillar, stone arch and huge stone mound with shelter, possibly a burial mound in centuries past id imagine. From the summit, it's a northwest bearing down the steep flanks towards the forest edge, where you will pick up a path which follows the forest edge and stone wall all the way to Bay Lake and then the car park.

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Jack O Dwyer
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HikingOff trailOver grownRocky

The initial ascent up the mountain was a delight. Steep but very enjoyable. The views at the top were fantastic. The downhill aspect of it however was a disaster. The trail as on this app lead us to numerous dead ends where we had to turn back and with daylight winding down this proved to be quite difficult to enjoy. We came across another group who were also reliant on the app to get them around the loop and we all managed to return to the start together with some difficulty. Would not be recommending to do this loop using this app and only doing so accompanied by someone who has experience of the trail before.

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Grace Hogan
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HikingOff trailOver grownRocky

Tried to follow the red trail on the map part of the app and ended up in completely over grown and unsafe areas. We had to turn back for fear that we wouldn’t make it and daylight time was dwindling(having set off at 11 this morning). Luckily we met another couple, who were completely lost as well. I don’t think it’s a very good idea to have a path on the app that is not correct, especially if trail is highlighted as quite off the beaten track. Two groups of people were reliant on the app and ended up completely lost but luckily we found our way back. A very positive outcome considering the alternative. I wouldn’t recommend this loop unless you are with someone who has done it before. Absolutely stunning views for the first half of the trail

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Michael O’Donoghue
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Hiking

Poorly marked trail, but that was part of the attraction. We climbed and almost crawled through various terrain. Thoroughly enjoyable though. We went anti-clockwise, which allowed us take a plunge into the lake when we returned. Boots etc are essential.

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Karol Mudra
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Adam Ryan
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grown
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Ausra Aleksandraviciute
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Brigid Frisby
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Aidan L
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HikingOff trailOver grown
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Derek Keohan
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Walking

Agree about it been off trail for a bit of the hike but an enjoyable hike.

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Mick Mc Donnell
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a lot of this was off trail so it needs some enthusiasm.

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Mick Mc Donnell
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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Darragh Buckley
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Hiking
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Bolha Kekec
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Aisling Cullen
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Denis Bartley
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