Tina Bourke and Brid Ryan Bourke led the Sunday Ramble and the group of 18 headed to Knockadigeen Templederry. Few new ramblers out on nice walk with bit of a scramble up along wall to trig point at 403m. Views at summit were limited but as group decended lovely views of rolling hills, Otway Castle and Templederry village could be seen clearly. Lovely ramble finished off with cuppa and chat in Borrisoleigh.
14 B walkers had a great day out in The Galtees led by Dick Hennessy. The day began in very pleasant conditions for walking. In the afternoon the day became more cloudy and visibility deteriorated with fog and mist. After crossing the Burnncourt river they climbed up towards what remains of the plane which crashed in 1976 with the loss of 3 lives. They then scrambled up to Greenane where they lunched sheltering from the blustery conditions. They then headed towards Galtee Beag and down towards the monument in memory of the lives lost in the plane tragedy 42 years ago. They then headed up Knockeenatoung,then headed south back to the cars,tired but delighted with their days hiking in the Galtees.
Bridget Browne led the A walk.
Lovely day for the hills. No wind, no rain, no cold. Remarkable. King’s Yard their target, where they saw a lovely red squirrel as they neared the farmyard – a rare treat. Excellent company with six walkers as they climbed the steep Monabrack to point 629 and then downhill for a short while before heading up Ben Gower. They had lunch behind the shelter of the wall – the wind had picked up a little. They continued along by the wall after lunch and took time out to enjoy a view down into Lough Curra. From there they headed down the valley alongside the Glounreagh river to what they affectionately call “the camp site”. And then back down the track to the farmyard. A lovely early November walk that felt like early October. Happy days.
There is no scheduled walk from Cashel next Sunday as Mid Tipp Hillwalkers will be supporting the Upperchurch Walking Festival.
The scenic village of Upperchurch will once again be the setting for a few days and nights of fun, exercise and entertainment on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November, as this year’s Walking Weekend goes ahead with nine walks. The organisers have laid on a wide selection of walks for all levels of ability but the big attraction has always been the hospitality and the chance to meet old and new friends, Please support and enjoy the festival.