22 June 2018

Friday evening walks.
22nd June 2018, 30 walkers headed to Abbeyleix, to complete the Killamuck bog loop. This is a fabulous area which has ideal off road walking conditions. This walk on woodland tracks, bog paths, old railway line and country roads takes you through different environments around Abbeyleix, from woodland to bogland to old railway line and through an area managed as a wildlife habitat where we meander along the boardwalk. In glorious sunshine all enjoyed the evenings walk. Thanks to Benny’s pub Abbeyleix for the beautiful refreshments to finish off the night.
Note for walkers the 17th Annual Laois walks festival takes place from 1st July to 31st July 2018. Details of 27 walks 27 locations available on www.laoispartnership.ie/laois-walks-festival.

Next Friday June 27th we are heading to Grange to complete the Crag loop.

The Friday Evening Walks are low level walks, from May to September of 2 – 3 hrs duration, mostly on forest track. If you want to get out and about in the countryside, meet new people, and make new friends, just come along. We explore paths and trails off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. We offer an easy introduction to off-road walking for anybody considering taking it up.

All we ask is that you come prepared with sturdy footwear, rain jacket, drink and snack. Everyone welcome, old friends and plenty of room for newcomers. The walks are very sociable and usually we end our Friday evening walk by heading for a cup of tea and sandwich.

We meet every Friday evening at Slievenamon Road car park in Thurles at 6.20pm and leave at 6.30pm sharp.

Walks are organised by Carmel Needham, Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke.