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Vartry Lakes - Roundwood

Lower Vartry Reservoir walk

Sun July 2nd 2017
Walking time: 2.5 hrs
Meeting: 10:30 at Coach house in RoundwoodVartry Lakes Wicklow
Trails: Flat track about the lake
Walk Type: Easy
Price: €25

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Transport Available: Pickup at the Maldron Hotel Tallaght at 09:30am and Ballally Luas at 10:00am


Details: This a Sli na Slainte trail near the town of Roundwood in County Wicklow. It follows the edge of Vartry reservoir for 7.2km along lakeside paths and country roads flanked by trees with fantastic views across the water in all directions, this is a comfortable walk along the water’s edge. The reservoir was developed in the 1860s to provide clean water for the people of Dublin.

We will be stopping for a bite to eat along the way so bring a packed lunch.

How to get there by car:

The best way to get to Roundwood from Dublin would be to get onto the N11 heading south. Get off it at Kilmacanogue and head for the Roundwood / Glendalough / Laragh direction. Continue on this road to Roundwood and the Coach house Pub is just on your left as enter the village. There is parking along the side of the road as you enter the village. Allow 40 minutes travel from Dublin

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear,  suncream, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

 

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Carlingford - Barnvave Loop

May 7th 2017 Walk in Carlingford

Distance: approx 12Km, 3hrs – Loop Walk.
Starting Point Carlingford – Tourism Office at Car Park - 10:30am
Transport avail Nassau Street at 09:00am (limited places)

Cost €25

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About the walk:
This is a beautiful walk near the Mountain of Slieve Foye overlooking the old fishing village of Carlingford. Carlingford itself is an old and probably one of the most intact small Norman towns in Ireland, complete with castles, mint and small prison over gateway. First inhabited by the Vikings in the early 900s hence its name “the Fjord of Carling”  The walk starts through this village along narrow roads upwards towards the shoulder of Slieve Foye. Then into open fields above the town giving great views across Carlingford Lough and into Northern Ireland and the Mournes. WE will then following another famous trail in this area known as the Tain Bó Cooley which get its name from the ancient track that Queen Maeve would have followed to get the Brown Bull of Cooley.
We will stop along the way at an old fishing village no deserted after the lack of herring in this area for a brief period. The old village is a great place with fantastic views and it’s all downhill from here back to Carlingford.
Where we can enjoy a tea / coffee before our return to Dublin.

What to expect: small country roads and lanes, open mountain trails.
Views over Carlingford Lough, the Mountains of Mourne and Irish coastline.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
Take the M1 for Belfast and just follow the signs for Carlingford when close to the border.

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Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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Glen of The Downs - Wicklow

April 17th 2017 - Easter MondayGlen of the downs

Walking time: approx 3hrs: 10Km. Ascent: 170m
Graded: Easy / Moderate
Terrain: small roads, laneways, forest tracks
Meeting: 10:30 at Enniskerry

Cost €25

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Pickup Points: Tallaght Maldron Hotel 09:30am and Luas Balally at 10:00am


Details of Walk:
This is a beautiful walk and not too strenuous overlooking the valley of the Glen of the Downs in County Wicklow. Starting the walk from the Grove pub the same place we finish, we follow the road for a while towards a lane way close to the side of a building. Then once we reach up to the forest track it is an easy flat circular route we fantastic views over Wicklow’s coastline and the Sugarloaf to our North.
We will be stopping for a bite to eat along the way so bring a packed lunch.
On our return to the Grove Bar, we can drop in for a drink before we return to Enniskerry and Dublin.


What to expect: small country roads and lanes, Forest track.
Views over North Wickow, sugar loaf, Wicklow's Coastline.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
If your coming from Dublin take the N11 and come of at the sign for Enniskerry or Brennanstown Riding school. Cross over the bridge and then follow the signs for Enniskerry

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Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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Wicklow Way - Part V

May 14th  2017The Wicklow Way
Walking from Glenmalure to Iron Bridge
Walking time: approx 3.5 hrs: 14Km. Ascent 400m
Graded: Moderate
Meeting: 11:00am at Glenmalure Lodge
Price: €25

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There will be transport supplied for this walk.

Pickups:  Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 10:00am


About The Walk: We will be starting this walk from the Glenmalure Lodge. We start on the road for a short section passed the old Britiah army barracks and into the forest here. The forest trail takes us along the side of Slieve Mann. The walking path then circles the upper slopes of Carrickashane (508m) before descending to reach the Ow River valley at the Iron Bridge.

What to expect: small country roads and lanes, Forest track.
Views over South Wicklow and its high mountain peaks.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
If your coming from Dublin take the N11 and come of at the sign for Kilmacanogue / Glendalough.Follow this road through through Roundwood, Anamoe and towards Laragh. When entering Laragh take teh left turn at Lynhams and follow this road for approx 3Km, then you will see a sign to the right for Glenmalure, continue on this raod until you reach Drumgoff Crossroads and the Lodge is just on your left.

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 Cost €25pp

Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 25 € applies for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 12.50 € applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 7 or more days in advance.

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Walk in the Cooleys

Aug 13th 2016 Mountains of Mourne

Walking in the beautiful Cooleys in Co Louth
Walking time: approx 2 - 3 hrs: Ascent: 250m/270m
Graded: Moderate - to suit all levels of fitness
Meeting: 09:00am
Price: €35 - Guided walk and transport

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There will be transport supplied for this walk.

Pickups: Suffolk St (Molly Malone statue) 09:00

About the walk:

The Analoughnan Loop Walk: Cooleys
The walk is just a short 2 - 3hr walk with fantastic views of the surrounding coastline of Co Louth.  This walk also begins and ends at Fitpatrick’s Pub wish is a great place to start and especially finish at. We can also extend this walk slightly to reach the summit of Slievenaglogh and come back down by the small town of Rockmarshall.

Terrain: Minor roads, forestry tracks, hillside paths
Trailhead: Fitzpatricks Pub/Restaurant, Jenkinstown, Co. Louth

The Cooley Mountains sit over looking teh sea port town of Carlingford in County Louth and are a perfect spot for walking in Ireland. They are just approx 1.5hrs drive from Dublin.


We will be returning to Dublin after the walk but if you wish to stay over and make a weekend of it you are more than welcome.

Accommodation near the Cooleys
http://carlingfordandcooleypeninsula.ie/index.php/carlingford-accommodation

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, good packed lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

 

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