We meet at Church in Duncannon where there is adequate parking. Once assembled we proceed through Duncannon village and head east for the village of Saltmills. A distance of approx 12 kms. There we can explore Tintern abbey and environs and can stop either at the coffee shop at the Abbey or get refreshments in Saltmills village.
After our stop we head to Fethard on Sea, a distance of approx 5 kms. We head straight through the town and proceed towards the Hook Lighthouse. This section is approx 12km long but has wonderful views of the sea on our left, with Baginbun beach and the Saltee islands visible. At Hook Lighthouse we can explore the area and have some lunch at the Lighthouse cafe.
Suitably fortified we make our way back towards Duncannon a distance of approx 14km if we go there directly. However there are a lot of interesting things to see on our way back. The vista of Waterford estuary will be on our left with lovely views. Loftus Hall will be visible as we pass. Templartowns with an old Templar tower will be on our left also. There are some lovely beaches such as Dollar Bay on the estuary as well. These are worth a small diversion depending on the weather!
Finally, we return to Duncannon and head through the village and back to the church where our cars are parked.
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