Archive | May 2014

Strawberries and Cream and a new Corner of Wicklow

Lough Firrib was Paul’s objective and in low visibility and almost persistent rain he took the group there despite low visibility much to the delight of everyone on the walk as this was a a corner of Wicklow no one had previously visited. Return was via Camaderry and down to St. Kevin’s Road. The rain ceased temporarily for both food stops during which Pat offered some strawberries and cream – an unusual treat on a damp Wicklow hillside!  Descent was via Luganure Brook where remains of mine workings are clearly visible (further information ). A 13.5 K hike with 500 m height gain – some of the height gain was over peat hags!

Paul's Route 11 May 2014

Paul’s Route 11 May 2014

Remains of Mine Buildings at Luganure

Remains of Mine Buildings at Luganure


4 Seasons on Kerry Weekend May Bank Holiday

Walkers experienced all four seasons in their trip to Kerry last weekend. The walk on Saturday was blessed with warm sunny weather but conditions were decidedly cooler and damper on the following day. The group were loud in their compliments to Fergus who organised everything from accommodation  to the routes without a hitch!