What to do
Powers the Pot offers some of the most spectacular views in Ireland stretching all the way up to Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford. The Knockmealdowns, The Galtees, Sliabh na mBan, Mount Leinster and the Black Stairs, Slieve Bloom, the Silvermines, the Devil's Bit along with the Comeraghs themselves make up a picture perfect Irish landscape.
Explore the area
Come and explore the beautiful surroundings of the Comeragh Mountains that were voted Best in Ireland by our dog Kevin! There's nothing he loves more than leading groups with any level of experience over the hills and far away. Walking trails and maps are available from the owner Niall at Reception who is also available as a walking consultant for those looking to learn a bit more about the area.
The recently opened Suir Blueway offers up a variety of activities for those looking to explore the area. Walk, Cycle or Kayak your way down the River Suir and enjoy the stunning natural and cultural heritage you'll find along the way.
Walk/Cycle - You can walk or cycle 21km of the Blueway from Clonmel to Carrick, or vice versa. Bike hire is currently available from Treacy's Blueway Bike Hire in Carrick on Suir. Contact 051 640130 for more information.
Kayak - For a great day out on the water we highly recommend contacting Will from Suir Valley Adventures. Whether you are new to kayaking or have previous experience Will can cater to all needs. He has extensive knowledge of the river and you are guaranteed a great day out. Text Will on 0831772626 to secure your booking.
Should you have your own kayaks there is also a new Slalom course open in Clonmel as part of the Suir Blueway development. It is the longest purpose built Slalom course in the country and a great amenity for the more experienced kayakers out there.
Cycling is a popular past-time of locals and the Powers the Pot ascent is a well known route among cyclists in Ireland. The 160km Sean Kelly Comeragh Challenge passes right by the campsite at the end of august each year with over 1600 participants speeding down our hill.
The summer of 2015 saw local Barry Meehan cycle up past the campsite from the town and back down again 22 times in a single day, the same height as Mount Everest (8848m) - with an extra lap thrown in for good measure (9300m). Read more on his story here:
Why not join others and set up camp with us while enjoying the many cycling routes the area has to offer.
For those looking to spend some time on horseback why not follow the winding trails deep into the forest and experience the jungle of colours that await. Our local stable owner Trevor English brings groups out and around the area regularly. Contact 087 2446302 for more information .
One of Ireland's leading fly fishing schools is only 6 miles from the campsite at Clonanav, Ballymacarbry. Contact Andrew Ryan on 052 6136765 or visit their website at www.flyfishingireland.com.
With the addition of their new fishing lakes Clonanav Fly Fishing is open all year round.
The Gaeltacht area of Rinn also offers up a popular fishing pier for those wanting to get out on the waters.