On Sunday 30th of September, the A Group of 8 was led by Denise Laffan, starting at King’s Yard and then began the steep climb onto Temple Hill, with good winds, we then made our way in sunshine onto Knockaterriff Beg and had lovely views from Knockaterriff and from there returned to King’s Yard.
Ger Fewer led the C walk – 14 walkers started from Glencush carpark, walked along forest tracks, out onto moorland, then upwards and joined the path, known as the Ice Road, to the Lough Curra.
Weather was breezy on the way up with a smattering of rain as they reached the lake. They found a lovely sheltered spot beside the lake for lunch and watched as 3 shepherds and their dogs herded sheep on the mountainside. As they walked back down the weather cleared sun came out giving them stunning views of the Galtees.
This coming Sunday (Oct 7) A and B walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 11am. There is also a Sunday Ramble leaving Slievenamon carpark Thurles at 10am. The Sunday ramble will head to the Slieve Blooms and to Cadamstown Trail Head Silver River Walk, Paul’s Lane. Meet at Cadamstown around 11am.
Walking is a great way to get fit as well as being a great way to meet new friends and see new places. Give it a go as new walkers are welcome to come along, so, for a healthy, sociable and enjoyable activity, feel free to join us in Thurles at 10am or Cashel at 11am. Just bring boots, suitable clothes and a packed lunch. A change of clothes and particularly footwear for after the walk is also strongly advised.
The full programme of walks is now on our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie. For further information visit the website or Facebook or call
Dan Condren at 087 2273082 for any query re walks.