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  • Name
  • Grade
  • Moderate Easy Moderate
  • Distance
  • 4.5km 2.5km 9km
  • Type
  • Loop
  • Estimated time
  • 1hr 15mins. 40 mins. 2hrs 30mins
  • Ascent
  • 121m 25m 150m
  • Terrain
  • Local roads, footpaths, steps, country lanes, and green laneways (please be aware of traffic)
  • Waymarking
  • Blue arrows Red arrows Green arrows
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Opposite Faithlegg Church Opposite Faithlegg Church Passage East Community Centre
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 76, S 672 121; 52.25745, -7.01498 76, S 672 121; 52.25745, -7.01498 76, S 702 101; 52.23921, -6.97175
  • Minimum Gear
  • Walking shoes/boots, phone, water, wet weather gear
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead


Waterford Estuary Walks is a network of walks based around the communities of Passage East, Faithlegg and Cheekpoint in east county Waterford, just a 20 minute drive from Waterford City Centre. Take your time to immerse yourself in this scenic part of County Waterford, right here in Ireland’s Ancient East. Delight in the rich history and heritage of the area, where nature abounds.

Did You Know

• Faithlegg was one of the first parishes to be established after the Norman conquest of Ireland 1169-1171.

• Cheekpoint marks the meeting place of the Three Sisters river network; the Suir, Nore and Barrow which flow to the sea creating Waterford Harbour. It is also the meeting place of the provinces of Munster and Leinster and the counties of Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford.

• The Barrow Bridge, visible from Cheekpoint was once Irelands’ longest bridge at 650 metres in length and consists of 13 fixed spans mounted on twin 2.5 metre diameter cast iron cylinders filled with concrete.

How To Get There

From Waterford City follow the Dunmore Road/R683 to Passage Cross. Turn left here for a further 1km. At a fork in the road continue straight ahead on the R683 for a further 5kms before reaching the village of Passage East. Alternatively take the right fork and follow the road past Jack Meades Pub for a further 3kms until you reach Faithlegg Church and parking on your left hand side.