Two day hillwalking festival in Lovely Leitrim. join us on our 25th annual festival in the beautiful Glenade Valley. On Saturday there will be a long and medium hill walk. On Sunday, in addition to the long and medium hill walks, there will also be a ramble. The walks will take place in the Glenade area taking in Arroo and Keelogeyboy mountains.
Easter Saturday Walks
Glenade Escarpment- Western Side
Starting on the lower side of Glenade Lake the walk will follow a short climb to the escarpment, taking in views of Peek a Dha, Glenade Valley and the Sligo and Donegal coastlines and will finish on the beautiful little mountain of Tievebaun where walkers will visit the crash site of a World War ll airplane. The walk will descend to Eagle’s Rock Car Park. Distance 12km, Height 530m, Duration 6-7 hours.
Glenade Escarpment – Western Side
Starting on the lower side of Glenade Lake the walk will take the short climb to the escarpment walking northwards and taking in wonderful views of Peek a Dha, Glenade Valley and the Sligo and Donegal coastlines and will descend to Eagle’s Rock Car Park. Distance 10km, Height 445m, Duration 4-5 hours.
Arroo Trail, the Cliffs and Lough Aroo
The walk will start out from Aghanlish Community Centre, where registration takes place and follow the bog road and zig zag path to Eiascin Lake via the magnificent cliffs overlooking the valley. It will then continue to Lough Arroo taking in the standing stone and environs. The walk will descend from Arroo to the top of the bog road and back to Aghanlish. This walk provides magnificent views of mountain, bog, lakes and the Donegal and Sligo coastlines. Distance 12km (TBC). Height 500m. Duration 5 – 6 hours.
Arroo Trail and the Cliffs.
The walk will start out from Aghanlish Community Centre and follow the bog road making a gentle climb to Iascin Lake from the northern side. It will take in this small mountain lake and its environs, visit the magnificent cliffs overlooking Glenade valley before descending by the zig zag path back to Aghanlish Community Centre. Distance 10K. Height 440m, Duration 4-5 hours.
Starting from Aghlanish Community Centre in the beautiful Glenade Valley (meaning Glen of Jealousy), this moderate linear walk follows an existing bog road before continuing onto the open hillside. The trail is located in an area of stunning natural beauty and is a special area of conservation with 360 panoramic views over the landscape. Views include Truskmore and Classiebawn Castle. As the trail follows open farmland it is unsuitable for dogs. Distance 8Km, Height 244m. Duration 2.5 hours approx
Registration: Aghanlish Community Centre, Glenade Arroo Trail
Registration sheet can be downloaded from Registration page or available on the day
Long Walks: 9 – 9:45 am 10 am
Medium Walks: 10 – 10:45 am 11 am
Sunday Ramble: 10:45 – 11 am 11.15 am
Long or Medium Walk – 1 day only €15 Both days €25 Sunday Ramble €10
Fee includes: transport to & from walk location, tea, coffee & scones at registration both days. Home-made soup after Sunday walk
Saturday evening Meal €17 in Glens Centre, Manorhamilton
followed by a screening of a documentary film on the route of the Nepal mules and a talk by film maker Michael Brown