Category Archives: Walking

Where to walk

Walking Group – The Mournes

 Weather permitting our next walk on Thursday, 18th April is one we have done before. We will  go over three mountains Rocky, Tornamore and Pierces Castle. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Most of the climbing will be on a good path up Rocky followed by a pleasant undulating walk to Pierces Castle and then back down a good path to the car park. There is a good hotel in Hilltown for anyone who  wants some tea ,coffee etc. Walking poles and boots are necessary.

Walking Group – Rooskey Loop

Carol and Ita will lead the walk next Thursday, January 25th. This will be the Rooskey Loop, an easy walk of 7km along minor roads laneways and tracks lasting 2 to 2.5 hours and not to be confused with The Roosley Loop, a much longer and more strenuous walk in the Mournes. Our walk will begin and end in the church car park in Grange ,near Carlingford We will need boots and walking sticks if we have them. We wont be passing any pubs or cafes so we need to carry our snacks and drinks. We will stop for refreshments in the village ruins at the foot of Barnavave and weather permitting there will be the option {FOR THOSE WHO WISH ) to do the half hour walk to the top of Barnavave and back.