Archive | October 2018

Great Day to be on Lug!

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Change in the Weather !

Challenging conditions on both walks in the Blackstairs Sunday 21st October : strong wind and driving rain along the ridge. Conditions were improving by the time Ger took this photo of the 1 boot walk on Stoney Top ……… which might explain the smiles!

Lucky run of Sunday Weather continues

2 boot walk from Cutteen South

Rich autumn colour on Comeragh Plateau

Most enjoyable walk in balmy conditions led by Helen and Pauline; meanwhile Mick led an enthusiastic group in the Blackstairs on the I boot walk

Derrybawn Ridge 1 boot

 

Today’s 1 boot route started at the Shay Elliott monument car park, headed to Cullentra, Braigue Mt and then across the Derrybawn Ridge with amazing views to Mullacor, Glendalough, Turlough Hill and the Irish Sea! After a short stop for lunch in the shelter from the crisp NW wind the group continued Eastwards and then South to the Military Road. The track up the ‘Old Military Road’ brought the group back to the forestry on Little Braigue Mt and out near the Shay Elliott car park. The 11 km route with approx 400m of height gain posed no problems to the new members and are already planning their future mountain exploits!

Thanks to Ger Carthy for photos supplied