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Blackwater Way - Avondhu
Clogheen, Co. Tipperary
Free to visit
Following the valley of the River Blackwater, this richly varied 94km route unfolds through the stunningly scenic counties of Tipperary and Cork.

This Avondhu leg of the picturesque Blackwater Way takes six days to complete and cuts through some idyllic sections of the Cork and Tipperary landscape.

Starting in the County Tipperary village of Clogheen, about half of this linear trail is local road with mountain flanks, forest track, bog roads, moorland and field paths making up the rest. Naturally, many of the off-road sections can be muddy in wet weather.

Hardest between Clogheen, Hare’s Gap and Araglin, the remainder of this peaceful route is relatively easy and enjoyable underfoot.

When it’s time for rest and refreshment, along the way you’ll find the town of Fermoy and the villages of Kilworth, Ballynamona and the trail’s end point, Bweeng, County Cork.

With incredible views all along the route, the River Blackwater itself looks particularly beautiful as you leave Fermoy.

Trail details

Long Distance Waymarked Way
Blackwater Clogheen Bweeng
Dogs allowed:
    Time:6 days
    Nearest town start:Clogheen
    Nearest town finish:Mallow
    Start point:Clogheen
    Finish point:Bweeng
    Waymarking:Yellow arrow on black background
    Facilities:Car parking
    At Start - on street or in car park in Clogheen
    At End - on road side in Bweeng
Why we like it
  • This trail passes a number of fascinating prehistoric monuments, watch out for ancient standing stones, stone circles and cairns along the way.
  • Ireland’s third largest river, the River Blackwater flows through counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Contact details
Clogheen Market, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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