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Forming a majestic natural amphitheater, the pear-shaped Coumshingaun Lake is flanked on three sides by rocky cliffs and offers magnificent views across County Waterford from its summit:

The Coumshingaun Loop Walk isn’t as straightforward as some of the other popular walks in Waterford – proper care is needed here, so please take note of the below need-to-knows.

You’ll find Coumshingaun Lake tucked away in the breathtaking Comeragh Mountains, a short spin from the glorious Mahon Falls. It’s a 20-minute drive from Dungarvan, a 35-minute drive from Waterford City and a 30-minute drive from Clonmel (Tipperary).

Length/time it takes Although there’s a shorter ramble here that takes 2 to 2.5 hours, it’s the longer, 4-hour Coumshingaun Loop Walk that provides the most rewarding experience (and the most magnificent views).

Tackle the trail clockwise Although you can do this trail clockwise or anti-clockwise, it’s recommended that you follow the trail clockwise. If you do the anti-clockwise trail, some of the descents are very steep and tricky.

The easiest way to get to the starting point for the Coumshingaun Lake Walk is to drive (stick ‘Coumshingaun Lough Car Park’ into Google Maps).

This will bring you to Kilclooney Wood Car park on the R676 (see photo above). Now, this car park tends to get very busy at the weekends, so try and arrive early.

Check the page below for the full hike outline.

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