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 October 2018



Saturday 2nd June 2018 Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 6 miles approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

And (Challenging) Keelogyboy

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

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3-3½ hours Difficulty: severe climb from start, afterwards moderate. Terrain: track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

We regret that the Nephin walk has had to be put back to Saturday 28th. July 2018


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Saturday 9th June 2018  Slish Wood/Innisfree

 

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, often very wet. Contact:

Bríd Howley 085/7469534


And (Challenging) Lough Easkey

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

 

Distance: 10 km approximately. Duration: 4 hours approximately. Difficulty: hard but rewarding. Terrain etc Track/Bog, rough going. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 16th June 2018 Lough Meelagh

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Flat walk, but quite long. Contact:
Jim Newman 087 6452857

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 Saturday 23rd June 2018 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

Please note that, exceptionally, we will be leaving the Sligo I.T. car park at 10.30 am. where we will pool cars and then proceed to the Benbulben Forest Walk car park at Gortrowey/Barnaribbon.

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate with some steep climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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(Challenging) Benbulbin

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


Please note that, exceptionally, we will be leaving the Sligo I.T. Knocknarea Arena car park at 10.30 am.by bus.

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: long, steep climb, otherwise moderate. Terrain: track /bog – some steep parts. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

For security and other reasons, we’ll be using bus transport to and from Luke’s Bridge.This will involve two trips, to and later back from Luke's Bridge.
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.

 

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Saturday 30th June 2018 Slish Wood to Lough Lumman

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails.  Contact: Eileen McManus 086 361 5096

And (Challenging) Sleive League

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

Please note that departure time for this walk will be 9.00 am from Sligo IT because of the travel time.

Please note that a contribution will be expected to cover travel costs

Distance: 10 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Track and mountain, some exceedingly steep parts. Contact: : Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

 

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Saturday 7th. July 2018      Highwood

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 14th. July 2018    Union Woods Union Rock

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

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(Challenging) Fawnlion

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

Distance: 10 km approximately Duration: 3 hours approximately Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one sharp but short. Terrain: trail and open mountain. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 21st. July 2018  Lough Talt

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532 and Eileen McManus 086 361 5096

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Saturday 28th. July 2018         Coolaney Mast

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

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And (Challenging)   Nephin

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

Please note that we will be leaving Sligo IT at 9 a.m. because of the distance to the start of the walk.

Please be aware that, because of the extremely exposed nature of the mountain, it may be necessary to replace this walk due to adverse weather conditions.

Please note that a contribution will be expected to cover travel costs.

This is a new version of an old favourite. Distance: 8 km approx. Duration: 5 hours approx. Difficulty: Severe with steep ascent and descent. Terrain: open, exposed mountain with some rough ground. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 4th. August 2018     Bricklieves     

Distance: 9 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate.

Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 11th. August 2018  Dunmoran Strand/Aughris

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 18th. August 2018       Glenfarne

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact:
Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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(Challenging) King’s Gully/The Mines/Glencar

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

 

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Glencar and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of King’s Gully. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Glencar There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk leader who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk leader 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 IT after pooling cars. We will then drive to Glencar, the finish point of the walk, were we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: tough climb at start, otherwise moderate. Terrain:  trails, rough mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857 

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Saturday 25th. August 2018  Coney Island

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327

And (Challenging) Luke’s Bridge, Cauldron, Benwisken

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: Margareth Richardson 087 2384664

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Saturday 1st. September 2018  Ballyconnell Coastal Walk

Distance; 6 miles approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact:  Jim Newman 087 6452857

And (Challenging) Eagle’s Rock to Glencar via Truskmore (bus to start)


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

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Glencar and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of Eagles Rock. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Glencar There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk leader who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk leader 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 IT after pooling cars. We will then drive to Glencar, the finish point of the walk, were we will be bussed to the start.

Distance: 14 km approximately. Duration: 5½ hours. Climb: 700 m. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track, open mountain and bog road Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Saturday 8th. September 2018  Raghly to 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. If necessary a second minibus can be provided.

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the car park at the I.T. 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 approximately. 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:  Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253 and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

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Saturday 15th. September 2018   Lurganboy

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

Challenging Castlegal, Cope’s, Crockauns (bus to start)

This is a linear walk and a minibus will pick us up at the cars at the end point of the walk at Keelogyboy valley and drop us off at the start of the walk at the foot of Castlegal. From there we will walk/crawl back to the cars at Keelogyboy. There is a charge of €5 pp for the bus, which will be collected by the walk leader who in turn will pay the driver. If you wish to participate, it is essential that you text the walk leader well in advance to make sure that there are places for everybody. If necessary a second minibus can be provided.

Please note that we will  leave as usual at 10 am from the IT after pooling cars. We will then drive to Keelogyboy, the finish point of the walk, were we will be bussed to the start;

Distance: 12 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours approximately. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 22nd. September 2018           Streedagh

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 2½ hours approx, Difficulty: easy Terrain: Track, beach and road. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707


(Challenging) Truskmore

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

Distance: 12 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track, open mountain. Contact: Margareth Richardson 087 2384664

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Saturday 29th. September 2018   Gleniff Horseshoe

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

And (Challenging) Glencar, Formoyle, Broken Bridges

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

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx, 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:  Jim Newman  087 6452857

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Saturday 6th. October 2018       Knockvicar 

 

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate Terrain: 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 approx, Duration: 2 ¾ hours, Difficulty: moderate, stiff climb on trail at start but moderate thereafter. Terrain: track and heathery mountain. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  

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Saturday 13th. October 2018  Autumn Away Trip to Belmullet

And Regular walk to be advised

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Saturday 20th. October 2018  Saddle Hill

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

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