Buggy Trail
(Tintern Trails)

Grade:         Moderate

Distance:  5km / 3.1 miles

Waymarking: Pink on Blue

Trailhead:   Saltmills Village (Vine Cottage Bar)

Sat Nav: 52.2434, -6.8347

Parking:  Vine Cottage Bar Car Park

Saltmills Sign

Trail Description

This trail starts at Saltmills village and follows all the other routes partially for 5 kms.

Follow the pink on blue signs.


Don't Miss...

  • First Sunday Walks – Departing 11am on the first Sunday of every month from Vine Cottage
  • Tintern Abbey & Colclough Walled Garden
  • Wood sculptures & Mini-maze

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series 76

Grid Reference: 

Ascent: 50m

Walking time: 70 minutes

Format: Loop

Surface: Mixed surfaces

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish:  Saltmills Trailhead

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


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area:  Yes

Public Toilets: Tintern Abbey Visitor Centre. Near the Abbey Bridge there is an environmentally friendly dry toilet.  (suitable for wheelchair users also)

Facilities:  Tintern Abbey Visitor Cente and Saltmills village.

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

Tintern Trails
Wood carving on buggy trail at Tintern

Other Walking Trails Nearby

Getting Here

From the R733, take the L4041  until you reach Saltmills. After you cross the bridge, take the first right turn. Continue 100m to the Car Park beside Vine Cottage Bar.

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. 


Flat smooth trails, suitable for all users including people with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, people with a vision impairment, using crutches, with a buggy, with small children, older people and so on. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland


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


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


These are physically demanding trails, which will typically have some sections with steep climbs for long periods and the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles.  Suitable for users accustomed to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required. Source : Sport Ireland