25 Dec

CREESLOUGH WALKING WEEKEND GETS READY FOR LARGE CROWDS

first_imgThe first Creeslough Walking Weekend will take place this weekend on July 7th and July 8th 2012.The walks are intense and are designed for different capabilities, and all money raised will be donated to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.The idea of the weekend is to get people out and about into the fresh air and raise some money in the process. The cost is €15 per walk or €25 for both days.Walkers are asked to register before July 1st, and choose the walk most suited to their level of fitness and expertise.Full details of contact details including email addresses and phone numbers can be found at the bottom of this article.The following is a glossary of all walks including prices, meeting points and routes. Saturday 7th JulyAssemble at the Sports field behind St Michael’s Chapel Creeslough.For strenuous walk registration is from 8.15am to 8.45am, leaving at 9.00am by coach. Car parking is available at the Sports field.Moderate walkStarting from the base of Muckish Mountain from the grotto. The moderate walk will follow a route through a forestry track and onto Lough Altan. This walk will take approximately four to four and a half hours. Cost: 15 €Strenuous walkStarting from the base of Muckish mountain from the grotto, walkers will follow the route which will take them across the Aghla group, Ard na Loch na mBreac Beadaí (Ardloughnabrackbaddy) which ascends to approximately 600 metres and on to Lough Altan.The route will take in some of Donegal’s spectacular scenery. Local wildlife includes red Deer and also the recently reintroduced Golden eagle. This walk will take approximately 6 hours.Cost: 15 €Sunday 8th JulyAssemble at Muckish Sand and Gravel, Carrownamaddy.Registration times same as Saturday.Moderate walkBeginning at Carrownamaddy, this route will take you over the historical Lough Swilly railway line, and pass an 18th century building of architectural interest. The walk will also take in Lough Agher, Lough na Boll and then onto Crockatee and Lough Akeo, which is a breeding ground for several pairs of the Diver (stellate) It will then proceed onto the cottage where Noreen Bawn (of the famous Irish song of emigration) was born.Cost: 15 €Sunday 8th JulyStrenuous walkBeginning at Carrownamaddy, the route will take you over the historical Lough Swilly railway line and past an 18th century building of architectural interest. It will also take in Lough Agher, lough na Boll, and then on to a site where there is evidence of millstone quarrying. You will then take the miner’s path which is the route the miners took to ascend Muckish Mountain to the famous sand deposits. Finally down to the bridge of tears in Cloughaneely where transport will be provided for the return journey to the car park.The duration of the walk will take approximately 6 hours and take the group to approximately 666 metres above sea level.Cost: 15 €For more info contact.Declan Breslin 087634 9101Seamus Cannon 087 636 3214Or email [email protected] find us on Facebook on Creeslough Walking Weekend.CREESLOUGH WALKING WEEKEND GETS READY FOR LARGE CROWDS was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Creeslough Walking Weekendlast_img read more