Dunbrody to Ballyhack

Grade:         Moderate

Distance:    3.7km (2.3 miles)

Waymarking: Red

Trailhead:   Arthurstown

Sat Nav:      52.2424, -6.9513

Parking: Free parking available in Ballyhack and Arthurstown

Dunbrody Ballyhack Trail

Trail Description

With the kind permission of Lord Belfast we have this beautiful scenic harbour walk through the Dunbrody demesne with stunning harbour views down to Hook Head and Creaden Head. The trail looks across to Passage and Crooke and
further down the harbour to Woodstown strand.

On the left hand side of the harbour is Duncannon. Along the trail, one can also visit Glen Bay – sit and enjoy the view.
In springtime, the trail is covered in bluebells.

Ultimately it is planned that the trail will extend to Duncannon.

Don’t Miss…

  • Enjoy walking through the natural wood in Baywater Glen and at mid-route along the coast.
  • Watch out for the magnificent display of bluebells along the trail in May.
  • Remember when you have climbed the stairs and walked along the ramp a little way to look out at Kings Bay Harbour.

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series 76

Grid Reference: S 715 014

Ascent: 100 metres

Walking time: 40 minutes

Format: Linear

Surface: Mixed surfaces

Gates/Stiles: 

Start/Finish: 

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Other Useful Information

Equipment Recommended:  Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended for a moderate grade trail.

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area: 

Public Toilets: None

Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times.
You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.

Public Transport:

Forth Mountain Red Trail Map
View from Skeator Rock

Other Walking Trails Nearby

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Getting Here

Arthurstown is approximately 40 minutes drive from Wexford town. In Wexford town, at the Duncannon Road Roundabout (beside Whitford House Hotel)  take the exit for the R733 and continue on this road until you reach Arthurstown. (Also known locally as “the new line road”).

Ballyhack can also be reached by ferry from Passage East which is just 20 minutes drive from Waterford city. Ballyhack is 1.5km from Arthurstown.

Trail Grades

Trail grades give an indication of what to expect when out on a trail.  The grade will give an idea of  the level of fitness and ability required to use the trail.  

Before attempting a trail, it is important to consider the grading to ensure it matches your ability and level of fitness.  Wexford Walking Trails are graded by Sport Ireland according to their criteria which is explained here. 

Easy

Generally flat trails with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. These trails are generally suitable for family groups including children and older people. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland

Moderate

These trails may have some climbs and may have an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks, etc. The routes are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience.  Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended. Source : Sport Ireland