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Monday, February 18, 2013

Last Walk in Spring Series - Mahon Falls

There was a fantastic turnout at the fourth Walk Waterford Walk run by Waterford Sports Partnership last Saturday 16th February. Forty five leisure walkers undertook the well known Doneraile walk in Tramore. 

The strollers enjoyed the 4km scenic route which took in Galweys Hill and followed the coastline to Newtown cove taking in the spectacular views over Lady Doneraile’s Cove, Lady Elizabeth’s Cove and the well known Guillameen (formally a ‘male’ preserve!).

As many of the locals will tell you the Doneraile walk in Tramore is one of Waterford’s most interesting walks. The spectacular scenic nature of the route is offset by the intermittent historical features dotted along the trail which reflect the maritime nature of the town. The walk last Saturday was a ‘there and back’ route this is however a fully marked 4.9km Slí na Sláinte looped route which is perfect for those looking for a longer stroll. Why not go and take a look for yourself?
Waterford Sports Partnership hosts the Walk Waterford programme twice a year – in Spring and in the Autumn. The initiative is designed to showcase the many walking trails available across the County and encourage people to go back in their own time with their family and friends. This free programme incorporates a series of five walks and is aimed at those looking for a leisure stroll on easy terrain, the type of walk that runners are ideal on. Everyone is welcome!
The next and final walk in the 2013 Spring Series is this coming Saturday 23rd February.  The spot we have chosen to conclude this successful series of walks is Mahon Falls. Mahon Falls is one of few trails that take you into the base of the Comeragh Mountains on terrain that is suitable for runners. The trail although short in distance (2.4km in total) takes walkers along an easy walkway into the heart of Comeraghs and concludes at the base of the mighty falls. The route is buggy friendly and is mostly flat however there is a steep section near the falls so buggy pushers may need a bit of muscle power on the way back.  We are meeting at 10.45am on Saturday 23rd February in the Mahon Falls car park. 

Mahon Falls is signposted from just past Kilmacthomas (if approaching from Waterford City) and Lemybrien (N25).  Walkers need only flat walking shoes; runners are ideal, warm clothing and a waterproof jacket. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information please contact Pauline Cunningham, Sports Development Officer, Waterford Sports Partnership on (051) 849855 or 086 7837385. We hope to see you there.
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