Mid Tipp Hillwalkers on Sunday 9th Sept 2018 had 35 walkers out.
Tina Bourke & Brid Ryan Bourke led 12 walkers on the Ramble which headed to Silvermines. The weather forecast was for good weather so reluctantly in wet gear we set off on the chosen loop that would take us down into the valley of Glown and back up to the carpark again. From the Coillte map, we took the forestry road to the right going through the barrier, walked along then left and headed down through the forestry. The track fell away towards the valley. We had a full view of Keeper. At the next junction we stopped noting that the loop walk branched upwards but we were continuing down to the valley. Heading downhill we came through the last barrier at the bottom. We were out on the Killoscully to Glenculloo road. Walking in the lovely valley of Glown with the Mulcair River on our right we paused to view the old limekiln at the gated entrance to Glenculloo Lodge. Continuing on we crossed the bridge to a view of the old schoolhouse and the sound of the river. Continuing on the winding valley road, with the river now on our left, we crossed another bridge and took the uphill trek which had a steep incline that slowed our pace. The route known locally as ‘Harrington’s Lane’ tested us. We received our second soaking of the day and from the there we were back up to the forest track and after a ramble along the forest track returned to the carpark at the top. Great day enjoyed by the group and back in Thurles for 2pm.
The B walk, 16 strong and led by Ray Creaney, headed out to the Galtees today. Up to Knockanuss and on towards Lyracappol before dropping down and heading back to Jim Finn’s knoll. Splendid weather if a bit windy plus a lot of friendly banter added up to a great day out. All returned happy and content to their cars looking forward to the next day out.
Ollie Walsh led group of 7 on the A walk to north west Galtees in perfect walking conditions went up very scenic assaroole glen by stream and nice waterfalls then east to lyracappul for lunch then down lyraveg glen and back to assaroole glen.
This coming Sunday (Sept 16) A and C walks leave from opposite the fire station in Cashel at 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 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.