Calling all walkers to join Wexford Walking Trail on April 2nd and go that extra mile for a ‘Climb With Charlie’ walk along the scenic route from Kiltealy Village to the summit of Knockroe Hill in the Blackstairs Mountains.

This challenging walk is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will start in Kiltealy Village. We will walk with Charlie Bird in spirit every step of the way to the summit of Knockroe Hill, to raise valuable funds in aid of two very deserving charities – the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.

It will be a privilege for us to walk together with Charlie in our hearts, to highlight the challenges people must overcome in their daily lives because of serious illness.

Alan Corcoran | Walk With Charlie Event

by Southeast Radio | The Morning Mix


On Tuesday, February 22nd, Wexford Walking Trail’s Rory O’Mahony joined Alan Corcoran on The Morning Mix programme to talk about the upcoming Walk with Charlie event in Kiltealy. Listen to the full interview here for all the details.

Interview published here with kind permission of Southeast Radio.


Rory O Mahony
Climb with Charlie WWT fundraising walk


Start and Finish: Kiltealy Community Centre

Time: Walk open from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Parking: Kiltealy Village

Registration: Please register online before the walk

Route: Via Cullentra Trail to Scullogue Gap, up to Shannon’s Lane and onwards to the summit

Distance Option 1: 16.4km return walk;

Distance Option 2: 8km return walk; A bus will be available to bring participants from Kiltealy to Shannon’s Lane and back to Kiltealy after the walk

Family Friendly: Please note – this walk is not suitable for buggies.

Grade: Strenuous – a good level of fitness is required for this challenge

Duration: 2.5 hours to the hilltop for average walkers. Estimated total walking time 4 to 5 hours

Ascent: 400m above Kiltealy Village

Ground Conditions: Rocky path, mountain track, forest road, bogland

Assistance: Vehicles will be available at the bottom of Shannon’s Lane to assist on the return walk if required

On the Day: Walk at your own pace and walk the distance to suit your fitness level. Take your time and admire the amazing views


Please register before the walk.

REGISTRATION OPTION 1Register via iDonate


 REGISTRATION OPTION 2 – Register on Eventbrite

  • All funds raised will go directly to both charities.
  • All event costs incurred will be borne by Wexford Walking Trail and by sponsorship
  • Please donate and register before the walk

Thank you for registering and for your kind donation.


  • Comfortable, firm, waterproof footwear with good ankle support.
  • Layers of comfortable, warm, wind-restistant clothing and a fleece or jacket
  • Walking pants – jeans and cotton clothing are not recommended.


  • A small light rucksack
  • Water and snacks
  • Rain gear – a waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Plasters such as hydrocolloid gel plasters

For more information on walking in County Wexford visit

For excellent advice on preparing for your Climb With Charlie, visit the Mountaineering Ireland website at

Enjoy the challenge!

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