Hook Peninsula, with its majestic lighthouse, is one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. This spin takes us to the tip of Hook Head, giving us magnificent views of the sea and the lighthouse and maybe even a humpback whale.
We will meet at the pier beyond the ferry boarding point near Ballyhack Castle. From here, we will cycle back along the sea road to Arthurstown. In Arthurstown, we cycle up the gentle hill and take a right for the small fishing village of Duncannon. On approaching Duncannon, the sea will be on our right and we will continue past the church to a T-Junction where we must stop. Here, we turn left and almost immediately after turn right towards The Hook.
All along this section there are great views on our right of Waterford Harbour where 'The Three Sisters' meet the sea. It is mostly level cycling all the way to the lighthouse. When we reach the lighthouse, we will take our coffee break at the visitor centre and enjoy the breathtaking views all around us.
After the break, we head back along the long flat road to the village of Fethard, passing the infamous Loftus Hall on our left. There are more options for stops in Fethard if we wish. We cycle from Fethard back towards Ramsgrange passing through Poulfur and Dungulph. When we reach the main road, we cycle into the village of Ramsgrange and it’s a short spin from here back down to Arthurstown and Ballyhack.
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I live in Castlebridge in Co. Wexford and I am a keen leisure cyclist. I try to get out as often as possible and enjoy cycling mostly within my own locality. I would love to see more people out on their bikes, taking advantage of all the health and social benefits that cycling has to offer.
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