Knockshanahullion Loop, Knockmealdown Mountains

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Knockshanahullion Loop, Knockmealdown Mountains is a 10.5 kilometer loop trail located near Tullaghorton, County Tipperary, Ireland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 10.5 km Elevation Gain: 655 m Route Type: Loop

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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, its 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. NOTE: The section from the forest edge to Bay Lake is overgrown and requires care, especially at a number of stream crossings. One crossing in particular was imapssinble so i climbed upstream a bit to get across and then went back down and threw in some stepping stones! (good citizen I am)  Really enjoyable walk, first section is on good wide path, second section is a bt more wild/

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