Ardmore Cliff Walk
Length 4 km
Time 1 hour
Ascent 40 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Yellow arrow on brown background
Seafront Car Park
Seafront Car Park
Nearest Town to Start Ardmore
Grid Ref. X 193 776
Lat. and Long. 51.951147, -7.721657
This walk brings you on cliff-top paths, minor roads and laneways past Early Christian St Declan's Well, Ardmore Round Tower (one of the best preserved in Ireland) 12th Century Cathedral and a lookout post with a variety of flora, fauna and birdlife (coastal birds, Rock Pipits, Pheasant, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon) and some stunning coastal scenery.
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Car Parking, shops, restaurants/cafes and accommodation
Walk Waterford from Sea to Mountain
Discovery Series Sheet 82
5 trail reviewsWrite your own review of this trail
John from Waterford
This is a beautiful walk, but I have concerns about the works that are being done to the Cliff Walk at the moment by Waterford County Council. It is currently being fitted with a 1.4m high chain-link fence all the way along and will destroy the views of the cliffs and seascape for all children and smaller people who cannot see over the fence. They say it is for health and safety, but it is too severe.
Colin from Ireland
An excellent short walk along a spectacular section of the Waterford Coastline and full of historical interest. It's well worth spending longer than an hour to do the walk by visiting the many points of interest along the way. I just wish that more of the Waterford coast was opened up to the walker. A coastal trail would generate so much revenue for the local economy.
ken from Canada
Very simple short trail but it is excellent. Beautiful cliff side walk on a well marked trail. The circuit begins and ends at the beautiful Cliff Hotel which is worthwhile for a nice lunch or cool drink.
Adriaan from Tipperary
This is a really great walk - amazingly breathtaking scenes over the bay and the chance to even spot a whale in the right season. Very easy access and path suitable for all ages and some interesting places to stop and take in the views. Amazing history for such a short walk.....St.Declan's well and the Round Tower to name but a few....and the hotel is well worth visiting for a refreshment.
Mary from Waterford