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We can be contacted by email  on westtyroneramblers@btinternet.com

INFO FOR NEW MEMBERS AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE

Itinaery for Lake District will be sent out Friday this week. But most important thing is to be at Crevenagh Park and Ride for 8.45 am on Friday 1st May. Photo below was taken  from Haystacks with views over Buttermere and Crummock Water. This is our planned Sunday B Walk on our Lake District weekend


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Our last ramble was to the Mount of the Birds aka Carnaween in the Bluestack Mountains. This Grade B walk on April 18th has a summit of 521m. Photos below from this ramble.


Our next ramble is a Grade B walk to Inishowen , Donegal to climb Slieve Snaght.  5 miles 4 hours. Average difficulty according to walk coordinator. The summit at 615m has a collection of amateur cairns built from the plentiful supply of loose rock near the top. Near the trig pillar is a well which supposedly has a cure for eye problems (or maybe a cause?). There are fine views to the Loughs Swilly and Foyle, to the sea, to much of Inishowen, to Muckish and to the Sperrins


Many Thanks to Audrey Hill for being our victim for April on our profile page. Audrey was on our very 1st Committee and our very first ramble.


To mark our 25th Anniversary year we have a 4 Province challenge to the highest mountain in each of Ireland's 4 provinces.

Sat May 30 Leinster - Lugnaquilla (925m)

Sat June 27 Munster - Carrauntouhil (1039m)

Sat July 25  Connaught - Mweelrea (814m)

Sat Aug 22 Ulster - Donard (850m)

Details on Lugnaquillia can be found below under Upcoming walks



Introduction to Club and New Members info

Based in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over 100 members.  Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at 09.30am  Examples of the places we go and the sort of walks we do can be found in Walk Reports.

New walkers are welcome to join us for a free trial walk.
If unsure of your ability try a Grade C Walk first.
For your enjoyment and safety please follow the club rules.   For more information refer to our FAQs [Frequently Asked Questions] or contact any member of the committee You can also find us on Facebook.

UPCOMING WALKS

 Bloody Foreland, 30th May - travel time 2 hours, over Croc Fola which is an easy climb with a sloped decent but short, then bloody foreland peninsula, flat open bog, walking time 5 hours,  Spectacular day with spectacular views. Teas and Scones Teac Jacks @ 5.30pm, Home approx time 8pm,


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Four Province Challenge

Lugnaquilla 925 m.

29th/30th /31stMay 2015

OS 1:50,000 Sheet 56 map.

Route begins in the Glen of Imaal.

A circuit route starting near the hamlet of Seskin, following waymark track to Table Mountain,Camenabologue, Cannow and Lugnaquilla,descend to Camarahill and return to start on track and road.

I would like to begin walk 09.30hrs.

Accommodation.

Limited B&Bs in the area.

Hollywood/Donard/N18 road Blessington to Baltinglass.

Bridge Meadows 00353 45 404603

Knockrue House 00353 45 401258

There are numerous Guest Houses and B&Bs at Laragh/Glendalough .

The disadvantage is that there will is a considerable drive ( approx 41miles) from Laragh to the start point, an early breakfast would be required.

Will consider a later start if there are people staying in the Laragh area.

Please let Desmond know if you are intending to do this walk.

We will require a contact mobile number'

Contact details.

Omagh 02882 243229, mobile 07972110043.

e-mail desmondpreston@hotmail.com

 


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NEXT WALKS

Sunday April 26th Grade B

Slieve Snaght , Inishowen

Contact Peter McCullagh

07850 489474

LAKE DISTRICT

KESWICK

MAY 1st to 4th

Convene at  Crevenagh Park and Ride 8.45 a.m on Friday May 1st