The Ramble headed to Upperchurch today where 27 walkers enjoyed the Eamon an Cnoic loop, comprising of a few steep fields, laneways and minor roads. There was keen interest in the fairy fort which is known as the raised Barrow (a mound over a burial ground). They had a little light rain on the way but not enough to stop the chat and people enjoyed the surrounding views. As usual the group enjoyed their cuppa and a little home baking afterwards.
The B Walk started in the carpark near Clydagh Bridge in the Galtee Mountains. A group of 27, led by Eddie Morrissey, made their way onto the mountain through the Cush stile. The group headed east along the northern slopes of Cush and then headed south contouring along its eastern slopes. From here they made their way uphill to Borheen Lough where they enjoyed lunch in the mist under Galtybeg. After lunch the group ventured up Cush in a strenghtening westerly wind. On approach to the summit they veered east off the peak and descended the northern slopes of Cush before following the track back to their cars. The large group enjoyed the walk and it was great to see a few new walkers and also to welcome back some old friends.
The A walk was led by Dan Condren and they did the classical circuit of Coumshingaun. They had eleven walkers who spent most of the walk in thick cloud, some strong winds and almost continuous mist. But, with everybody in high spirits, they had great fun as well as a lovely walk. Two guests from Wexford, Larry and Siobhan, also joined them. It was their first time on this circuit and they thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Altogether Mid Tipps had 65 walkers out on the hills today. And some of those enjoyed coffee, scones and cake in Mother Hubbard’s in Cashel afterwards.