Good news at last!

Three club walks have taken place this Saturday, 13th. June 2020. Walks will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays in the future as is our tradition. The

arrangements for these walks cannot be as normal, of course, given the current environment.

The New Normal

To keep all of us as safe as possible and to exercise social responsibility, the new arrangements are as follows:

Fully comply with Mountaineering Ireland and Public Health Advice

There can be no carpooling, so we’ll go directly to the start

Maintain Social Distancing at all times

Use good hygiene (advisable to bring sanitizer and face mask, in case required)

Limited numbers on walks: the maximum number of participants on many walks will be restricted because of car parking constraints.

To be fair to all members and to facilitate managing the walks, it will be clearly indicated when a walk is open for booking.

To book a place on a walk, please contact the walk contact person directly and only after booking has been opened for that walk. Bookings can not be accepted before the date indicated.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Until and unless otherwise notified, the walks will start at 10;30.

It is intended to keep these arrangements under continuous review.

All Sligo Walking Club Members
 
Have you tested positive for COVID - 19 in the past month?

Have you travelled abroad in the past 14 days to a country not on the Green List?

Have you had any of the symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

Have you been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

If you answer yes to any of the above please do not attend any Sligo Walking Club scheduled walks

Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. It is not an option to just turn up.


Calendar of Tuesday Walks to end October 2020


Tuesday 18 August 2020  Ballygawley Wood/Lough Lumman (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

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Bricklieves  (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.

This old favourite will be about 3 hours and the walk contact person is Jim Raftery  087 6796135


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Tuesday 25 August 2020  All walks for this day have had to be cancelled due to expected extreme weather conditions (Orange Alert).

Lough Talt (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

Slish Wood/Innisfree  (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, boardwalk. Contact: Maggie Beal 086 0303429

And

(Challenging) Fawnlion from Doon Lough (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one sharp but short. Terrain: trail and open mountain. Contact: Michael Mulligan 087 3177799

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Tuesday 1st. September 2020 Coney Island (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

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

And

Tuesday 1st. September 2020 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

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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Tuesday 1st. September 2020 (Challenging) O’Donnell’s Rock (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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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Tuesday 1st. September 2020(Challenging) Fawnlion from Doon Lough (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one sharp but short. Terrain: trail and open mountain. Contact: Michael Mulligan 087 3177799

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Tuesday 8th. September 2020 Ballygawley Wood/Lough Lumman (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

And

Tuesday 8th. September 2020 Lurganboy (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

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Tuesday 8th. September 2020 (Challenging) Gleneigh, Leeane, Fawnlion (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one sharp but short. Terrain: track, trail, road and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

And

Tuesday 8th. September 2020 (Challenging) Cuilcagh via Boardwalk (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one quite tough. Terrain: track, trail, boardwalk, and open mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Tuesday 15th. September 2020 Lissadell/Raughly (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Easy. Coastal walk-beach and road. Contact: John Hickey + 44 7967807839

And

Tuesday 15th. September 2020 Glenfarne (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 12 km Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Pat McCarrick 086 0841268

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Tuesday 15th. September 2020 (Challenging) Killery (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: steep climbs, often very wet and tough going. Terrain: Tracks, trails and open mountain. Beautiful views. Contact: Robin Pettigrew 087 2321643

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Tuesday 15th. September 2020 (Challenging) Truskmore (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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, road, open mountain. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Tuesday 22nd. September 2020 Doorly Park, Cairn’s Hill (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  


Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails, road.  Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

And

Tuesday 22nd. September 2020 Keelogyboy Valley Loop (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  


Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: easy. Terrain: road.  Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253 

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Tuesday 22nd. September 2020 (Challenging) Bog Road to the Mines (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  


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: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

And

Tuesday 22nd. September 2020 (Challenging) Cope’s Mountain, Crockauns Circuit (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  


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

Distance: 10 km approx, 4 hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Robin Pettigrew 087 2321643

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Tuesday 29th. September 2020 Aughris/Dunmoran Strand (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

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Tuesday 29th. September 2020 Gortarowey CP, Luke’s Bridge/Under Ben Bulben (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx, Difficulty: easy, Terrain: track and road. Contact: Pauline Boland 087 9240082

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Tuesday 29th. September 2020 (Challenging) Benbo (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Tuesday 29th. September 2020 (Challenging) Arigna Area (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

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

Distance: 9 km approx. 3 ½ hours, not very difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain. Contact: Brian Keane 087 2517816

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Tuesday 6th. October 2020 Ballyconnell Coastal Walk (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance; 8 km approx. Duration: 2¾ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Veronica Murphy 087 984 3253

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Tuesday 6th. October 2020 Ladies’ Brae (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: Mostly road, short stretch of track. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857


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Tuesday 6th. October 2020 (Challenging) Lovely Leitrim Special: Slieve Anierin (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   


Distance: 8 km. approx., Duration: 4.5 hours, Difficulty: severe, Terrain: very rough open mountain terrain with lots of heathery climbs. Magnificent views to compensate. 

Contact: Brian Keane 087 2517816

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Tuesday 6th. October 2020 (Challenging)  Larganmore Loop Regretfully, this walk has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control

 

 Please note that as we are at Level 3 restrictions which prevent us from leaving the counties where we reside, our calendar has had to be dramatically revised. This is a work in progress which should be completed in the immediate future. Apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment.


Tuesday 13th. October 2020 , Glenfarne, especially for our Leitrim members. (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

Distance: 12 km Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. To book a place, and for further details, please contact Brian Keane 087 2517816.


Tuesday 13th. October 2020 Lady Anne’s Trail, Clogherevagh (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

Distance: 7 km approx. 2½ hours, not very difficult. Terrain: Track and trail. Contact: Connie Sexton 086 0847913

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Tuesday 13th. October 2020 Bricklieves (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

Distance: 9 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Tuesday 13th. October 2020 (Challenging) Keelogyboy (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

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: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279

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Tuesday 13th. October 2020 (Challenging) King’s Gully/The Dam (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

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

Distance: 13 km approx. Duration: 4½ hours approx. Difficulty: steep at start, moderate thereafter. Terrain: Track, trails, open mountain. Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Tuesday 20th. October 2020 Gleniff Horseshoe   (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance by text, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Petrina Horan 086 3255045

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Tuesday 20th. October 2020 Slish Wood/Innisfree    (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance by text, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

    

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

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Tuesday 20th. October 2020 (Challenging) Crockauns  (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance by text, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   


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


8 km approx. Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty: demanding. Terrain: Track and open mountain. Contact: Gerry Flanagan 087 2271865


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Tuesday 20th. October 2020 (Challenging) Killery (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance by text, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)   

 

 

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

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: steep climbs, often very wet and tough going. Terrain: Tracks, trails and open mountain. Beautiful views. Contact: Denis Crawley  086 4085221

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Tuesday 27th. October 2020 Union Woods (This walk is not yet open for booking. Thank you for your cooperation.)    

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

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Tuesday 27th. October 2020 Gortarowey /Barnaribbon (This walk is not yet open for booking. Thank you for your cooperation.)    

 

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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Tuesday 27th. October 2020 (Challenging) Luke’s Bridge, Benwisken, Cauldron (This walk is not yet open for booking. Thank you for your cooperation.)          

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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Tuesday 27th. October 2020 (Challenging) Lough Easkey (This walk is not yet open for booking. Thank you for your cooperation.)          

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

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3½ - 4 hours Difficulty, can be very mucky in places, otherwise moderate. Terrain: road, track and rough ground. Contact: Michael Mulligan 087 3177799

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More Walks will be posted in due course