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  • Name
  • Grade
  • Multi-Access
  • Distance
  • 10km return
  • Type
  • Linear
  • Estimated time
  • 2.5hrs
  • Ascent
  • Terrain
  • Accessible path suitable for buggies, wheelchairsgentle gradients
  • Waymarking
  • Yellow arrows
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Dunhill (parking also available at Dunhill Castle car park and Annestown Village)
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 75, S 508 027 52.174, -7.2585
  • Minimum Gear
  • Walking shoes, rain gear, water, mobile phone
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead


The Anne Valley Walk is a simply wonderful example of an amenity developed by local landowners and the community. The walk is fully accessible to those with reduced mobility including buggies, wheelchairs etc. The route which winds its way through the scenic Anne Valley wetland and woodland area, connecting Dunhill with the seaside village of Annestown, is brought to life with information on the flora and fauna, as well as picnic and seating areas to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Stunning views of Dunhill Castle overlooking the trail are afforded about half way between Dunhill and reaching the coast at Annestown. Annestown beach on the Copper Coast is an attractive bathing place, popular with surfers and swimmers alike. The seclusion of this beach, its pristine waters and rugged scenery make it an ideal place to have a rest after your walk.

Did You Know

• Dunhill Castle: The name Dunhill derives from the Irish Dún Áill meaning ‘the Fort on the Rock’, an appropriate name for this spectacular site. The castle is built in a strategic location, commanding a crossing point where the Annestown Stream once entered the sea.

• Before the development of the walk, a constructed wetlands area was established to treat run off and contaminated water before it reaches coastal waters. This approach to treating waste water also has the effect of being an attractive eco system for numerous different species.

• During your walk keep an eye out for heron, kingfisher and otter.

How To Get There

From Waterford: Exit city via the R680 in direction of Kilmeaden. At Kilmeaden take a left onto R681 in direction of Dunhill. After 3km turn left in direction of Dunhill. Arrive at Dunhill after 1.5km. Turn left. Trailhead will be on the right after 200 metres.

From Dungarvan: Take N25 as far as Carroll’s Cross. Turn right as far as Kill village. In Kill turn left onto R681. Turn right after 2km. Turn left after a further 2km in direction of Dunhill. Arrive at Dunhill after a further 1.5km. Trailhead will be on the right.