Please note that all Saturday walks will leave from the car park of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at 10.00 am. It is advisable to check the recommendations on our safety page, particularly if you intend doing a Challenging walk.

You are advised not go to the start of a walk without first getting in touch with the listed contact person for the walk.


Calendar of Saturday Walks to end February 2019


Saturday 6th. October 2018       Knockvicar 

 

Distance: 12 km, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: woodland and river bank track and trail. Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567 

And (Challenging) Kesh via caves

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate, stiff climb on track near start and then severe climb requiring care on trail and rough ground  but moderate thereafter. Terrain: track and heathery mountain, starting and finishing with road walk. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  

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Saturday 13th. October 2018  Autumn Away Trip to Belmullet

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Ballygawley to Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: Patricia McHugh 086 6387767

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Saturday 20th. October 2018  Saddle Hill

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty:  quite moderate. Terrain: trail and very quiet road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 27th. October 2018       Ladies’ Brae

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: Mostly road, short stretch of track. Contact:  Mary Jordan 086/3485567 

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Saturday 3rd. November 2018 Glenfarne

Distance: 12 km, Duration: 4 hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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Saturday 10th. November 2018 Rosses Point

Distance 10 km, Duration 3 hours, Difficulty:  easy. Terrain: Track, beach and road.  Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

And

(Challenging) Leeane

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 ½ hours,Terrain: road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857 

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Saturday 17th. November 2018 Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 6 miles, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, short stretch on road. Stunning views. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

And

(Challenging) Benbo 

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 4.5 hours, Difficulty: steep climbs, often very wet and tough going. Terrain: Track, road and open mountain. Beautiful views. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 24th. November 2018 Dunmoran Strand/Aughris

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: Beach and coastal track. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 1st. December 2018 Lurganboy

Distance: 11 km, Duration: 2.5 hours, Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact:   Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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(Challenging) Glencar, Escarpment, Formoyle, Broken Bridges  

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 4 hours, Terrain: track , road, mountain – some steep parts. Head for heights required! Some agility needed due to scrambling over and under fallen trees and there is one quite tricky scrambling, vertical descent of about 3 metres which requires extreme care. All part of the fun and well worth it, as this is a beautiful and varied walk. Boots essential, sticks advisable. Contact:  Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

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Saturday 8th. December 2018 Raghly/Cloonagh (bus to start)

One of the most stunning coastal walks you could ever do. It will include a visit to the Bronze Age promontory fort at Knocklane.

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Cloonagh, near Ballyconnell, and drop us off at the start of the walk at Raghly. From there we will walk back to the cars at Cloonagh. There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk contact person who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk contact person well in advance to make sure that there are places for everybody.

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the car park at I.T. Sligo after pooling cars. We will then drive to Cloonagh, the finish point of the walk, where we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 12 km, Duration: 4 hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: Track, trail and road.  Quite flat, with only one sharp but short climb. Some passages of stony ground where care is required.  Contact:  Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

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Saturday 15th. December 2018 Saddle Hill

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty:  quite moderate, Terrain: trail and very quiet road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 

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Saturday 22nd. December 2018 Mullaghmore

Distance: 9 km, Duration: 2 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: beach and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

 

 

Wednesday 26th. December 2018 (St. Stephen’s Day) Strandhill Way-Marked Trail Strandhill

Distance: 8 km, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  

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Saturday 29th. December 2018 Slish Wood, Lough Lumman, Ballygawley

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Ballygawley and drop us off at the start of the walk at Slish Wood. From there we will walk back to the cars at Dromahair. There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk contact person who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk contact person well in advance to make sure that there are places for everybody. 

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the car park at I.T. Sligo after pooling cars. We will then drive to Ballygawley, the finish point of the walk, where we will be bussed to the start at Slish Wood.

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate, Terrain: Track, trail and road. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 5th. January 2019 Cabragh Bog

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: tracks, trails and bog roads. Contact: Patricia McHugh 086 6387767

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Saturday 12th. January 2019 Gleniff Horseshoe

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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(Challenging) Sramore Loop including climb of Sramore

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km, Duration: 4½ hours, Difficulty: tough but well worth it. Terrain: track, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 19th. January 2019 Lough Talt

Distance: 11 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Moderate, Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 26th. January 2019 Union Woods Union Rock

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and trail, Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

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(Challenging) Keelogyboy from the Doons 

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty:  moderate, but with several long climbs. Terrain: trail, road and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857 ________________________________________________________________

Saturday 2nd. February 2019 Coolaney Mast

Distance: 9 km, Duration: 2.5 hours, Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Patricia McHugh 086 6387767

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(Challenging) Bricklieves, circuit of plateaux

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 9 km, Duration: 4 hours, Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and open mountain. A longer version of our classic Bricklieves walk with some rough ground thrown in for your delectation, but very little extra climbing. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 9th. February 2019 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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(Challenging) Crockauns


Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 4 hours, Difficulty: demanding. Terrain: Track and heather. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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Saturday 16th. February 2019 Gleniff Horseshoe

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Maggie Beal 086/0303429

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(Challenging) Luke’s Bridge, Benwisken, Cauldron

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4½ hours approx, Difficulty: tough but well worth it. Terrain: track, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Saturday 23rd. February 2019 Strandhill Way-Marked Trail Strandhill

Distance: 8 km approx, Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327

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(Challenging) Bog Road to the Mines

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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