Nire Valley Annual Walking Festival | 12 – 14 October 2012

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Venue: Nire Valley, Co. Waterford

This is the 19th running of an annual and very popular festival of walking. Starting with an information evening on Friday where you meet some of the guides and learn about the history and geography of the surrounding countryside.

The Saturday walks are out on the hills with fitness levels from very fit to moderately fit required. Relax on Saturday evening at the festival dinner and enjoy the best of local traditional and folk music & dance.

The Sunday walks tend to be more relaxed taking in both hill and valley walks including visits to local villages and places of interest.

The schedule of walks for Saturday consists of:
A Grade, suitable for the very fit only, 7 hours and a distance of 23 kilometres. B+ Grade – good level of fitness, duration approx 6 hours and a distance of 18 kilometres.
B Grade – good level of fitness, duration approx 5 to 6 hours and a distance of 15 kilometres.
C Grade – ordinary level of fitness, duration approx 3 to 4 hours and a distance of 10 kilometres.
This is followed by the walking festival, dinner and Ceile.

The schedule of walks for Sunday consists of:
B+ Grade – suitable for the very fit only, duration approx 6 hours and a distance of 18 kilometres. B Grade – good level of fitness, duration approx 5 hours and a distance of 15 kilometres.

C Grade – ordinary level of fitness, duration approx 5 to 6 hours and a distance of 12 kilometres
Family – ordinary level of fitness, duration approx 3 to 4 hours and a distance of 8 kolometres.

The four star self catering accommodation at Seacliff Holiday Homes, Dunmore East is the perfect location for all events within County Waterford.

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