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 June 2018



Saturday 6th. January 2018     Cairn’s Hill/Garravogue

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: footpaths, tracks, some rough ground in woods. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 13th. January 2018    Lough Meelagh


Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Flat walk, but quite long. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 20th. January 2018   Slish Wood/Innishfree

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, often very wet. Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327 

And (Challenging) O’Donnell’s Rock

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

 

Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trails, road. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 27th. January 2018     Sramore Loop

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

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Saturday 3rd. February 2018   Slish Wood to Lough Lumman

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails.  Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327 

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Saturday 10th. February 2018           Bricklieves       

 

Distance: 9 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate.Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135

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Saturday 17th. February 2018      Ballyconnell Coastal Walk  

 

Distance; 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Bríd Howley 085/7469534

And (Challenging) King’s Gully/The Dam

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

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4 hours approx. Difficulty: tough climb at start, otherwise moderate. Terrain:  trails, rough mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 24th. February 2018 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

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

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Saturday 3rd March 2018 Lissadell/Raghly

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours. Easy. Coastal walk-beach and road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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Saturday 10th March 2018 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon

8 miles approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate with some steep climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

And (Challenging) Benbulbin

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

 

Distance: 8 km approx. Duration: 31/2 hours. Difficulty: long, steep climb, otherwise moderate. Terrain: track /bog – some steep parts. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Saturday 17th March 2018 Coney Island

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

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Saturday 24th March 2018 Lurganboy

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate but with several climbs. Terrain: Track and road. Contact:  Maggie Beal 086 0303429

 

And (Challenging) Benbo

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

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 4.5 hours approx. Difficulty: steep climbs, often very wet and tough going. Terrain: Track, road and open mountain. Beautiful views. Contact: Jim Newman  087 6452857

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Saturday 31st March 2018 Coolaney Mast

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

And (Challenging) Keelogyboy from the Doons 

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

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

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Saturday 7th April 2018 Glenfarne

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Saturday 14th April 2018 Aughris/Dunmoran Strand

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Beach and Track. Contact: Jim Raftery 087 6796135 

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Saturday 21st April 2018 Lough Talt

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

And (Challenging) Thur Mountain

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

Distance: 7.5 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Track, trails, road. In wet conditions may be quite mucky. Great views and considerable archeological interest. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Saturday 28th April 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. If necessary a second minibus can be provided.

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 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:  Ann O’Malley 087 9843279  

and Vinny Blighe 086 156 3974

 

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Saturday 5th May 2018 Knockvicar 

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


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Saturday 12th May 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

 

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 19th. May 2018 Luke’s Bridge Under Benbulben

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Contact:  Maggie Beal 086 0303429

And (Challenging) Glan Church/Wind Farm

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

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4¾  hours approximately. Difficulty: hard but very rewarding, some steep climbs. Terrain etc Track/Bog. Contact: Tony Flanagan 087 6996532

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Saturday 26th May 2018 Gleniff Horseshoe

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

 

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 Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

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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)   Nephin

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

This is a new version of an old favourite. As it has not yet been recced, detailed information is not currently available. Watch this space! Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

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Saturday 9th June 2018 Gleniff Horseshoe

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. 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: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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 Saturday 23rd June 2018 Gortarowey /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

 

And (Challenging) Glencar, Formoyle

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 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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