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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
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
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.
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.
OS 1:50,000 Sheet 56
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
Limited B&Bs in
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'
Omagh 02882 243229,