October 29 2017

Mid Tipp walkers had 20 walkers out. Both groups enjoyed the beautiful views of the autumnal colours on the hills.

Ollie Walsh led the A walk starting near the Nire Valley Glamping amenity. Ollie led 8 walkers on a very enjoyable new walk – the Glenastockaun valley beside the stream up to the source at Coumtae, where they had lunch with views of the sea in the distance. From there across to Coumfea and along the plateau before a long descent and walk back to the start. Weather was nice, but a very cold wind on top. Fast pace and beautiful walking beside the stream. Good day enjoyed by all.

Denise Laffan led 10 out on the C walk starting near Barravakeen. They hiked up along Long Hill where they had fab views of The Punchbowl and Glinary. Met a lovely group at the ruins of the farmhouse where lunch was enjoyed. One of their group misheard our name and thought we were called the “Mississippi Walkers”. It gave us all a good laugh. The group completed a lovely circuit and returned to cars after enjoying a fab day out. ¬†Autumn is a beautiful season to be out and about walking.