Brand New Route, Brand New Name

By Hook or By Crooke

Saturday 27th April 2024

The Walk

Join us on Saturday, 27th April 2024 for By Hook or By Crooke, a brand new route for Hike to the Hook stretching from Crooke, Waterford to the Hook Lighthouse, Wexford.

Take in the stunning views over the Waterford estuary along the 21km route. Not able for 21km, not to worry as there are many shorter options.


Walk Options

  • Crooke to the Hook Lighthouse (21km)
  • Crooke to Duncannon (6.35km)
  • Hook Lighthouse to Crooke (21km)
  • Hook Lighthouse to Templar’s Inn (7km)
  • Hook Lighthouse to Duncannon (14km)

* Distances are approximates. Crooke to Duncannon route contains 2 sets of steps but alternative routes are available

Link to Route Map



  • Adults: €20
  • Children: Free

Proceeds from this event will be shared with various local causes,follow our social media for the announcement.


Benefits of Walking from Wexford Walking Trails

Hook Tourism

Hook Rural Tourism Clg is a non-profit, community organisation on the Hook Peninsula, County Wexford.  The organisation has been in existence for 50 years and works to promote the Hook Peninsula as a premier tourist destination and to protect its unspoiled coastal landscape and built heritage.  By Hook or By Crooke is one of a number of events our organisation arranges annually.  Our activities include running an annual photography competition & exhibition, organising Hooked on the Sea Festival weekend, organising Tri the Hook sprint triathlon, running the area website, producing a brochure annually and managing a number of social media pages.


The Fethard on Sea RNLI provides a voluntary based, 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service which covers many areas including the Waterford Estuary, while also working to help end preventable loss of life at sea through the promotion of sea and beach safety.  As a charity, the RNLI depends on the generosity of the public and the goodwill of our volunteers to maintain its search and rescue service which is essential to our coastal area.  Fethard RNLI has rescued 73 people from 109 launches in the last 10 years.

Teach Solais Centre for Children with Autism at Scoil Mhaodhóig, Poulfur

The Teach Solais has become known throughout the South East of Wexford as a centre of excellence and experience in the education of young children with autism.

Since opening in 2010 they have grown to now catering for 30 pupils in all classes. The Teach Solais also provides facilities for many other children in mainstream classes with autism or other educational needs.

Inclusion is integral to what we do and the Teach Solais provides the necessary support for each child to progress at his or her own comfort towards reaching his or her potential.

We constantly strive to improve the services which we offer and are most appreciative of any fundraising which would afford us the opportunity to do this.



  • Bookings for Hike to the Hook “By Hook or By Crooke” event are now open.
  • To ensure your place book online up to 6pm on Thursday 25th April. Limited tickets will be available on the day, payments can be made by cash only.
  • Bookings for participants under the age of 18 must be completed by and with terms of participation being agreed to by a parent or guardian and where a person under the age of 18 has been booked, event organisers will assume this to be the case.
  • Terms of Participation can be found here.


On the day Registration

  • All participants are required to register their attendance on the morning of the walk either at a registration point or via an online form (coming soon).
  • Registration is only vaild with a paid fee.
  • Registration at the Hook Lighthouse and Crooke opens at 8am.
  • Walkers will start at 9am.

Wait Times

  • Participants travelling on the ferry could expect wait times of up to 15 mins
  • Courtesy bus service can have wait times of approx 30 mins


  • Parking at the Hook Lighthouse and Crooke will open at 8am.
  • There will be a complementary bus service in operation this year for a limited time. This is a complementary service and there will be a wait time of at least 30mins associated with it.



  • Toilet facilities will be located at the Hook Lighthouse, Templar’s Inn and Duncannon.
  • Participants are advised to bring water with them.
  • There will be aid stations at the Duncannon Community Centre and Templar’s Inn.
  • Further refreshments will be provided at the Community Centre.


  • This year there is a flat rate for all participants.
  • To take part in the event all participants must have a ticket and be registered.
  • Tickets include foot passage ONLY on the Passage East Ferry for all walkers.

Photo Competition

  • Open to all
  • Close of entries is Wednesday 1st May.
  • Entries only accepted when posted on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #Hike2024Competition
  • Winner will receive €50 either in cash or voucher form at the discretion of Hook Tourism
  • Photographer must have the permission of those depicted in the photo
  • Photograph must be of the Hike to the Hook/ By Hook or By Crooke event
  • All entries give licence to Hook Tourism to use that photo for promotion of future Hike to the Hook events

Participants are asked to please bring a hi vis vest with them for the walk.

There will be a limited number available at the registration points for those who require.

Click the button to the above to see this years participant briefing

Online ticket sales close at 6pm the Thursday before.

Limited ticket sales will be available on the day, please ensure you have the correct amount

Online Tickets Sold Out


If you have bought your ticket and want to start at a location other than Hook Lighthouse or Crooke please click the button below and fill out the form.

Hike to the Hook 2024 Supporting:

Hike to the Hook 2024 is kindly sponsored by:

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