The Kilmacoliver loop is one of the most scenic walks in County Kilkenny. It starts in the village of Tullahought, where walkers can ... more »park beside the Watering Place, which is a wildlife pond fed by a freshwater spring. A mapboard displays the walking route and also shows the local wildlife in the pond and the area.
Along the Trail:
Leaving the trailhead car park, follow the tarred road for 400m past a road on your right, known as the Avenue; once the road to Kilmacoliver Castle. Continue to a laneway on your left. Turn left onto the roadway which gives way to a sandy lane and ascend gently for almost 2km to reach a metal gate entrance to an old homestead – the only remaining house of the village of Bregaun.
Fine views of the surrounding countryside start to open up to your left, and to your right the trig pillar atop Kilmacoliver Hill becomes visible. Just past the old house, the walk leaves the laneway and follows a dry ditch as it ascends to the summit of Kilmacoliver Hill.
At the summit you will discover an ancient enclosure of standing stones, commonly known as the Burial Ground, as well as spectacular views.
The walk also takes you through a recently-developed private woodland of broadleaf trees before bringing you back to the trailhead. less «