Sights from the Blackstairs
Views from the summit of the Blackstairs stretch across Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford which are stunning and well worth the hike. It is an excellent location for spotting Red Grouse and even Buzzards hovering in the updrafts.
Every hill has a story
Every mountain and hill in Ireland has a story to tell but the Blackstairs may have more than most. The main Carlow to Wexford road ran along the side of the hill and for many years there was an annual meeting here to celebrate the end of the harvest season. It was a place where food, music and drink were plentiful and of course where friendships blossomed!
|Time||5 Hours “including stop for coffee/snack”|
|Price||€ 40.00 per Adult. € 10 per Child. “up to 18 years old”|
|Included||Transport and Guided Walk.|
|Group Booking||Group discount available. Contact us for more information.|
|Dist/Time||11km / 4hrs|
|High/Ascent||520m / 600m|
|Terrain||Minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside paths|
|To Suit||Good level of fitness required.|
|Minimum Gear||Hiking boots, rain gear, fluids and snacks.|
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Kilkenny city or from a predetermined meeting point. Travel to our starting point which normally takes 45 minutes. We walk to the summit of the Blackstairs take in the scenery and a light snack. Then return to the vehicle and drive to a cafe for some light refreshments and your free coffee. When the burnt calories are replenished we will drop you back to your accommodation or meeting point.
To book the Blackstairs walk check out our calendar for availability on scheduled walks and click the Book Now button below. Or contact us directly to book the walk at a time that suits you.