Recently, we decided to go for a walk in the Comeragh Mountains, and more specifically explore one of the nine lakes or Coums.
The Comeragh Mountains are a glaciated mountain range situated in the south east of Ireland in County Waterford.
12 mountains form the Comeragh Mountains and the highest point is at 792m (2,598 feet).
Lough Mohra was the lake we decided to head for ( it looked like the most convenient to get to from our starting point in Clonmel, Tipperary).
The closest village is Rathgormack, Waterford so we headed for that direction, and decided to park at this point.
The road leading up to this point is quite bad, littered with potholes, but it does save you a bit of walking. Otherwise you could also attempt to park somewhere here, ensuring you do not obstruct any other traffic and bearing in mind large agricultural vehicles will be prominent in this area.
There is an information board where we parked the car, telling you the routes you can take. Follow the road to the left of this board (basically follow the road you came up).
As you walk along, the Comeragh mountains will be to your right. Also they have it very well signposted so it’s hard to get lost.
There’s a red and blue route, blue being the shorter route and the one we took. It took about an hour to get from the car park to the lake. The ascent is not too strenuous.
It is possible to walk to the top of the mountain that lies behind Lough Mohra but it is quite steep and a tough walk. However, it is worth the effort for the views.
Be careful walking up this route, make sure you pick a safe way to get up and instead of walking up in a straight line we advise you to walk across if possible (makes the ascent that little bit easier).