The Nire Valley Walking Festival based in the heart of the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, Ireland.

2014 Comeragh Bogtrot - Report

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  • The 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot will take place on 28th March 2015.
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  •       Comeragh Bogtrot 2014.   
  • Thanks so much, Michael, to you and all the team, for the care and professionalism. I had a wonderful day. - C.C."  
  • One of the great comments we got via e-mail about the event.


The Comeragh Bogtrot is part race, part orienteering, part hiking and all fun, a hike, layered with self navigation, spread over terrain ranging across mountain, bog, forest and track all coloured by the day’s weather. It is your very own one day adventure, set yourself the challenge.
You plan and set your route with two self-guided courses to choose from, 32km or 20km. If the adventure appeals to you but you want someone else to navigate, there is a third, guided, route of 17km available.

The 2014 Comeragh Bogtrot was set in the Comeragh Mountains in Co. Waterford and based out of the village of Ballymacarbry.
We have a wide range of accommodationavailable in the area. If you cannot find what you need email us and we would be delighted to help
Travelling from outside Ireland? If you would like to take the 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot challenge but are put off by the hassle of trying to arrange transport between airport and the event, we will be more than happy to help and arrange transport. Just gives email us
On the 2014 Comeragh Bogtrot there was three categories of walks available: Strenuous, Demanding and Moderate.

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Strenuous: Coumfea is a 32km self-guided walk that includes several hundred metres of ascent.
Coumfea Walk Profile.
Distance: 32km 19.88 Miles.
Ascent: 1013Mtrs 3323 Ft.
Registration: 06:50hrs. Depart: 07:00hrs to 07:30hrs.
Coumfea walk: Register: Ballymacarbry Community Center.
Start: Community Center Ballymacarbry. End: Community Center Ballymacarbry.

Demanding: Cnocan an Phiopaire is a 20 km self-guided walk and includes several hundred metres of ascent.
Cnocan an Phiopaire Profile.
Cnocan an Phiobre: Register : Ballymacarbry Community Center.
From: Mahon Falls. (Mini-bus from Ballymacarbry) To: Community Center Ballymacarbry.
Distance: 20km 12.43 Miles.
Ascent: 560Mtrs 1837 Ft.
Map: OS 75 & 74*(* only a small portion of the walk is on OS74, in and around Ballymacarbry)
Registration: 07:00hrs to 07:20.
Depart: by bus from Ballymacarbry 07:30hrs for a 08:00hrs start at Mahon Falls. Limited to 45.

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Moderate: Bearna walk is 17km and includes some substantial hills, this walk will be guided.
Bearna: Register : Ballymacarbry Community Center.
From:Graigavalla. (Mini-bus from Ballymacarbry) To: Community Center Ballymacarbry.
Distance: 17km 10.56 Miles.
Ascent: 460Mtrs 1509 Ft.
Map: OS 75 & 74* (* only a small portion of the walk is on OS74, in and around Ballymacarbry).
Registration: 08:00hrs to 08:20. Bus leaves for Rathormack at 08:30.

For all walks we require you to pre-register on-line. All the walks are based at the Community Centre in Ballymacarbry, and after the walks there will be hot showers, changing area and light refreshments.
If you want us to email you either brochures contact us at with "request brochure" in the subject.

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