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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DEPOSITS FOR THE 2015 LAKE DISTRICT TRIP SHOULD BE WITH TONY McGARVEY , 46 DROMORE ROAD , OMAGH , BT78 3HR BY FRIDAY OCT 17TH
Our latest ramble was on Sunday 12th October across the ridge above the Glenelly Valley. 17 Ramblers successfully completing a challenging 9 and a half mile trek in 6 and a half hours. Climbing Mullaghdoo , Mullaghclogha (at 635m the max height of the day) , Mullaghasturrakeen , Mullaghclogher and finally Mullaghcarbarbatagh (pictured above at the summit)
Picture above and below from our latest outing to the Sperrins
Our next Saturday and Grade C Ramble is on October 19th. If the weather is kind we are in for a very colourful Autumnal treat. We visit the National Trust's (£3 admission to non-members) Crom Estate, just outside Lisknaskea/Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh. All pictures below from the recee of this walk. Leaving the visitor centre we ramble first through Culliaghs Wood. Then we visit Crom Old Castle which was built on the shore of Upper Lough Erne in 1610. This castle withstood two sieges in 1689 , but was destroyed by an accidental fire in 1764. The yew trees within the ruins are reputed to be the oldest in Ireland. Other highlights include a complex structure with decorated bargeboards and battlements , this being the boathouse. The walled garden was completed in 1833 and remained in use until the 1950's. The Summer House was built around 1880 out of the structure of an old schoolhouse. The new castle is the private residence of Lord Erne and is used on the BBC's PG Wodehouse adaption of Blandings. The walk is an easy walk , all on track/path , in a few places wet , with care walking shoes , about 8km. Plan to have tea at the visitor centre and leave at approx 3.30 p.m.
Our new Autumn/Winter Schedule has now been published. Once again we have a wide and varied schedule. Regular haunts such as the Sperrins , Darty , Bluestacks and Mournes where such a wide range of walks are possible are again included ; and we begin the programme in style with an ascent of Ulster's highest mountain...Slieve Donard. Many new or rarely frequent rambles are also on the schedule such as Slemish, Correl Glen , Buncrana , Branny , Pomeroy Forest and Crom Castle. The popular Killybegs ridge is back on the schedule and for our pre Christmas walk we have the Omagh Town circuit.
Our next Sunday ramble is to Benaughlin Mountain , Co Fermanagh on Oct 26th. For a flavour of this Grade B walk please click here
Latest in Walk Reports - Loughall Apple Orchards , Benbradagh and Slieve Donard
Introduction to Club and New Members info
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.
Russells of Omagh
Sunday Oct 26th
Benaughlin Mtn , Fermanagh
Contact Jack Turbett 07743 330825
Saturday 1st November
Sheenun Mtn , Datry Mountains , Co Leitrim
Contact Kevin Magee 028 8225 0807