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Waterford Coastal Hill Area
Feature count in area: 9, all in Waterford, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 76, 81, 82, EW-C, EW-K
Highest Place: Knockavelish Hill 124m

Starting Places (1) in area Waterford Coastal Hill:
Carrickavrantry Lake West

Summits & other features in area Waterford Coastal Hill:
Ardoginna Hill 64m, Coolum Hill 62m, Coxtown Hill 70m, Kilfarrasy Hill 72m, Knockavelish Hill 124m, Knockparson Hill 85m, Monatray Hill 78m, Tinnabinna 102m, Westtown Hill 70m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kilfarrasy Hill, 72m Coastal Hill
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, Waterford County in Munster province, in no lists
Grid Reference X51906 98756, OS 1:50k mapsheet 82
Place visited by: 10 members, recently by: DeirdreM, Leatra, Fergalh, nickywood, jlk, KowaiBaz, Roen, jackill, sandman, Pepe
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Longitude: -7.24263, Latitude: 52.138735, Easting: 251906, Northing: 98756, Prominence: 25m, Has trig pillar
ITM: 651844 598812,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: KlfrHl, 10 char: KlfrsyHil

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5093/
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by jgfitz 27 Nov 2021
I recently uploaded The Anne Valley Nature Walk, #4579 which goes inland from Annestown Beach. My later objective was to extend this walk to include a coastal path from Kilfarrasy to Annestown. I achieved it, but can't recommend it!
Kilfarrasy Strand on the Copper Coast is itself well worth a visit. The cliffs have layers of rock that are clearly delineated by age, with the oldest layer being 460 million year old and dating from the time when Ireland was in the Southern Hemisphere. All is explained in the interpretative panel located at the access to the strand.
Starting at the strand, it became obvious that a walk at sea level in the direction of Annestown was not possible, so I opted for the headland via Kilfarrasy Hill. However, this is private agricultural land with electric fencing everywhere, including along the headland. After 1 km, it was necessary to divert inland to get around a gully, through a farmyard and onto the public road. I then had to remain on the public road because of "no access" signs, and the road goes further inland before a left turn for Annestown.
Curiously, there is a rock climbing place called Larry the Goats in this "forbidden zone". I'd love to know how it is accessed. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/5093/comment/23360/
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Picture: Looking east from Kilfarassy cliffs - Sheep Island in the distance
What Lies Beneath is better than What Lies Up Top
by Pepe 16 Jun 2018
You can drive over this. A very minor public road connects Kilfarassy with the R675 northeast of Annestown. This road crests the exact top of Kilfarassy Hill. A much better way of doing it is to park at Kilfarassy beach, walk to the western side of the carpark and take the obvious path uphill along by the cliffs. Boulder clay constitutes much of the cliffs around here. There’s plenty of erosion so mind how you go.
When you get in line with the promontory fort as marked on the, ahem, promontory on OS sheet 82, turn due north. The aforementioned road, and the top of Kilfarassy Hill, lie a couple of hundred yards away across fields easily negotiated – only one small fence to cross. Then climb the gate to the road. In our case a kind and considerate farmer opened the gate as we arrived – how’s that for service? You can then walk down around the twisting narrow laneway of a road to the car waiting for you at the beach carpark.
To be honest, Kilfarassy Hill is not worth the diversion up from the cliffs. Like nearby Westown Hill, it’s set too far back from the sea, and too low-lying, to be truly coastal. You’d be better off ignoring this hill and stretching your legs out west towards Annestown. This is a spectacular clifftop walk; the islands, rocks, caves, stacks and sea arches of the fabulous Copper Coast (one of Ireland’s best kept secrets) all around and beneath you, from the east into the west. Don’t bother going down into Annestown – it’s one of Ireland’s few villages with no bar so there can’t possibly be any reason to go there. Best turn around and repeat your walk, this time coming out of the west towards Kilfarassy, and re-treat yourself to the thrilling seascapes as you return to your transport. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/5093/comment/19947/
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