Festival Walks


Easter Saturday  20th April 2019

     

Long Walk:  

Cuilcagh Mountain and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from Bellavally Gap

The bus will take walkers from the Registration Centre at the Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne to the start of the walk at Bellavally Gap in Glangevlin. 

The walk will continue along the south ridge of Cuilcagh taking walkers to Cuilcagh’s giant cairn and highest point (666 metres). 

The walk will then explore the magnificent dry limestone plateau towards Tiltinbane and eventually descend by the Cuilcagh boardwalk, endearingly known as ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ for bus pick up at the car park in Cuilcagh Mountain Park. 

Distance: 15km: Height: 666metres. Duration 5-6 hours. 

Sorry, no dogs allowed



Medium Walk

Cuilcagh Mountain via. ‘The Stairway to Heaven’ Boardwalk.

The bus will take walkers to the car park at the entrance to Cuilcagh Mountain Park near Pollawaddy. 

Walkers will continue along the paved path for about 5km to reach the renowned Cuilcagh Boardwalk (The ‘Stairway to Heaven’).  

Then on to the giant cairn and highest point of this impressive limestone plateau mountain (666 metres). 

Walkers will descend again by the same route enjoying the delights of this unique and popular Boardwalk. 

Distance: 13km. Height: 666metres. Duration: 4-5 hours. 

Sorry, no dogs allowed
                             
                   

       

    




  

            Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

Long Walk:   

Glenfarne Plateau.

Starting in the townland of Moneenlum, the walk follows part of Sli Liatroma (The Leitrim Way) out to Doo Lough. 

Turning west it then leaves Sli Liatroma to take walkers to Lough Avanny, Lough Kip and onwards to ‘The Two Sisters’ – two spectacular free-standing rocks. 

The walk overlooks the Dowra landscape and has magnificent views of Lough Allen. The walk then descends by the southern side of Glenfarne village, near the townland of Meenkeeragh. 

Distance: 16km. Height 410 metres. Duration: 5-6 hours. 

Sorry, no dogs allowed

Medium Walk

Similar to the Long Walk, this one takes walkers from the starting point at Moneenlum and follows part of the Sli  Liatroma (the Leitrim Way) out to Doo Lough. 

Turning west, it then leaves Sli Liatroma to go to Lough Avanny and Lough Kip. 

The walk overlooks the Dowra landscape and has magnificent views of Lough Allen. The walk will descend by the southern side of Glenfarne village, near the townland of Meenkeeragh. 

Distance: 10km. Height: 396 metres. Duration. 4-5 hours. 

Sorry, no dogs allowed


Ramble:     Glenfarne Demesne

Leaving the Rainbow Ballroom, walkers take the road into Glenfarne forest and after 2.5km will reach Lough MacNean. 

With stunning views out to Fermanagh and Cavan, participants will hear a little of the history of the Tottenham estate and of the islands in the lake. 

Taking a gravel path off the forest road, the route will pass some of the beautiful pieces on the MacNean Sculpture Trail. A left turn twill afford beautiful views of Cuilcagh mountain in the distance. A little break for a cuppa at Big Myles’s Stone, past Badgers Well and the group is back on the forest road to the Rainbow

Distance 9km. Duration 2-2.5 hours. Walk will be on a forest gravel path. 

Walking shoes/boots and waterproof jacket recommended. 

Dogs on a lead welcome.

 


  
Conditions for Participation in Walks
 
    Local landowners grant permission for these walks over their
    land on condition that they will not be held liable in respect of
    any personal injury, loss or damage however caused to any
    walker and his/her property.

    All walkers are advised to arrange their own insurance.

    Hill walking & rambling are activities which have a risk of injury
    or death.  You are personally responsible for ensuring that you
    are fit and able to complete the walk(s) you have selected and
    that you bring suitable equipment and provisions with you. 

    Walks are weather dependent & may be changed without notice
    at the leader’s discretion.  See Guidelines



    All Walkers Please Note.

Permission for access to land relates specifically and
 exclusively to the North Leitrim Glens Walking Festival
   and does not permit similar walks by any individual
or group at any other time.

    Walkers who abuse this make it increasingly difficult
    for us to arrange Festival walks with local landowners.

Please don't do it.




The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club operates a Leave No Trace policy in order to care for the hills. 

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