15 August 2021 Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers club had 3 walks
There were 12 on the A walk – a 9k walk with 700 mtrs ascent. The group went up by an interesting stream/gully on the North West Side of Carrignabrinne, lunched at the Wall, returned down Knocknanuss and enjoyed a special birthday celebration for Maryanne, with cakes from Denise and champagne from Eoin.
We parked in Kings yard and headed for the Blackrock river through a forest track and via an old abandoned house. Then on down to the Behanagh river and north onto the Blackrock river, which we crossed and then travelled underneath Knockaterriff mountain towards the zig zags, where we had lunch. After lunch we went up the zig zags to the Coll between Ben Gower and Monabrack, then up Monabrack (629 meters), before dropping down to the Glounreagh river. We crossed via a footbridge and back on a track to Kings Yard. We had 23 people on our walk and had a great day.
The ramblers headed to Upperchurch and Knockalough. We parked at the forest track, which is now cleared of a lot of its trees – this is a gradual climb from the start. As the group progressed, the rain continued too and became quiet heavy, but it didn’t dampen the groups spirit, chat and banter as they climbed the steeper parts of Knockalough. On reaching the top, the rain gave way to clearer skies and the group got to enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding countryside of Upperchurch and further afield. Making their way back down the track to the cars it was decided to head back to the village and enjoy our lunch at the lovely bog walk. It was great to have a few new walkers out and we hope to see you out with us again.