Nice walk today, Started at carpark above Bay Lough (plenty of parking) at D (S031 101)
, from there follow the Avondhu way west (head towards statue west of carpark to get started) as far as E (S016 097)
, you are now leaving county Waterford and entering the Premier County. On the way to E (S016 097)
you'll pass on old broken style at the edge of a forest at F (S022 094)
, this is where you'll rejoin the Avondhu way from the top of Knocknalougha.
From E (S016 097)
follow the posts to the top of Knockshanahullion G (S000 105)
From the trig point at the top of Knockshanahullion, head for the top of Knocknalougha H (S020 100)
, this isn't terribly steep, but can be very slippery, be warned, I almost ended up on my a** a few times. When heading towards Knocknalougha, if you encounter a fence running east-west, keep it on your right it will lead you almost all the way to the flat, fairly uninteresting summit, now stop and enjoy the views (30m visibility today so no views for us).
From the summit head south to F (S022 094)
and retrace your steps to the car park.
A possible alternative that I haven't tried is: from Knocknalougha summit, head north to I (S017 115)
where you'll meet a rough path, follow this path east then south to Bay Lough and follow the trail back to D (S031 101)
to the car. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/6657/