Anne Valley Walk

County Waterford
7 reviews
Grade Multi-Access
Length 5 km
Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Format Linear
Ascent 5 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Black arrow on yellow background
Start Point
Ballyphilip Bridge
Finish Point
Annestown Village
Nearest Town to Start Dunhill
Grid Ref. S 507 027 / S 500 989
Lat. and Long. 52.174041, -7.258907 / 52.140296, -7.270569

This walk follows the Anne River, meandering through forest and marshland on a specially constructed gravel path on the way to the coast in Annestown, passing many beautiful ponds which are home to a wide range of flora and fauna,  especially birds and including protected species. There are fine views throughout, expanding out nearing the trail finish.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Willie Moore, Chairman, Anne Valley Farmers Group. 0872633083


Car Parking
At Start - Ballyphilip Bridge
At End - Annestown Village

Car Parking, shops and restaurants/cafes at start

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 82
Public Transportation

Public Transportation



Barry Murphy from Wexford

Walked from the castle to Annestown beach where we caught up with the rest of the family. It was really nice and not too difficult. The farmers who facilitated the whole project by allowing the paths through their land, have been very generous and accommodating.The castle is a bit on the dangerous side and needs a safety assessment. Overall it’s a great project And well done.

Tom Nolan from Kilkenny

Great walk so many plants and flora easy for kids

Blue eyed Mary from Waterford

My friend & I had the pleasure of walking The Anne Valley trail today from Dunhill to Annestown,it's a beautiful,peaceful area. Well done to all connected to it's upkeep.

Martin from Wexford

A great walk with lots to see, great community initiative. Great surface and accessible for buggy's and wheel chairs. Well done.

Joe from Wexford

A beautiful walk.


James P Kinsella from Antrim

I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful trail last August with my two daughters, my wife and myself. Its a nice walk and an easy way to see Irish nature and very accessible for all age groups. It was a lovely day and we had time to inspect all the plants and wildlife that occupy this space and were surprised by the diversity! Well-done to all those that set up this project we will be back again this year from Vienna where they also have projects not so dissimilar to this one but very different landscapes. Thanks from a very happy James Kinsella

Janet from United Kingdom

We discovered this walk last week by accident when doing a walk round Annestown and up to Dunhill Castle. What a treat - this is a walk for anyone who can put one foot past the other - it has lovely views of the surrounding countryside and lots of things to amuse children. We were intrigued by the predator fences and the amphitheatre.

Coincidentally we later visited the Lafcadio Hearn Garden in Tramore where we discovered that a lot of the stones had been donated by the Dunhill farmers - no doubt when they were making the lovely path.

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