10 June 2018

Sunday 10 June 2018 the ‘A’ walk was led by Eileen Ryan in Comeraghs. They parked at Mahon Falls car park and had a very steep uphill climb before heading to Coumtay and crossing to Coumfay. They crossed to the plateau near Seanbhean and on to Fauscoum before descending by a stream and crossing the Mahon river on way back to cars. Not great visibility at times but threatened rain never came.

Starting next to the former Youth Hostel in Ballydavid a group of six walkers enjoyed the challenge of an interesting and varied circuit in the eastern Galtees on a C walk led by Eddie Morrissey. The group zig zagged their way along forest tracks up to the mast and out onto the hill. Making their way uphill the group negotiated a number of false summits capped with small cairns of dubious historical interest. As a fog descended they reached the stony slopes of Sturrakeen (541m) where lunch was enjoyed on ‘the steeple’ of the natural and imposing rocky outcrop. There was ‘no more climbing’ from there as the group descended and completed the circuit through a mixture of open mountain, picturesque woodland and country roads.

This coming Sunday (June 17th) A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am.

The full programme of walks is now on our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or Facebook. For further information visit the website or Facebook or call
Dan Condren at 087 2273082 for any query re walks.