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  • Name
  • Grade
  • Easy Multi-Access
  • Distance
  • 4.5km | 9km (return) Kilbarry Landfill Loop: 2km Stone Saunter: 1.7km Meadow Meander: 2.1km
  • Type
  • Linear Loop
  • Estimated time
  • 1hr 15 mins | 2.5 hrs 40 mins
  • Ascent
  • Terrain
  • Gravel paths, shared cycle/walking path, foot paths
  • Waymarking
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Kilbarry Nature Park Public Car Park Longer option: Bolton Street Car Park
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 76, S 601 108 52.24201, -7.12174
  • Minimum Gear
  • Runners, trekking shoes, rain gear, water, mobile phone
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead


There are three walking trails within the environs of the Kilbarry Nature Park itself and all are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The parkland is an oasis of calm located adjacent to Waterford City. St. John’s River Walk was initially developed as 2.2km linear shared walking and cycling path running parallel to St. John’s River and the R675 between Tramore Road Roundabout and Ballindud Road Roundabout.

It is possible to visit the city centre and extend your walk by parking in Bolton Street Car Park a mere 5 minutes from the Waterford Viking Triangle in the heart of Ireland’s Oldest City. This option takes walkers through the People’s Park, Waterside and Miller’s Marsh heading out towards the Tramore Road Roundabout.

Did You Know

• Kilbarry Nature Park is a safe, secure and accessible amenity in the heart of Waterford City which encompasses an integrated wetland, wildflower meadows, Kilbarry Bog and promotes good practice in the management of native flora and fauna. A former municipal landfill site, the area has been re-mediated to create a popular space for the community. Waterford City & County Council has been entrusted to do this in a sustainable and socially inclusive manner which seeks to protect and enhance biodiversity within the City bounds.

How To Get There

Exit Waterford City Centre via the R675 Tramore Road. At the Tramore Road Roundabout take the second exit and enter via the entrance to the Kingfisher Club where you will find public car parking at Kilbarry Nature Park.