Calendar of Walks 2017


Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks




Annual ramble and hillwalk for Peruvian Charity
Sun Oct 1st 2017


We'd love to see you at our annual fundraising ramble and hill walk for Peru. This year it will happen on Sunday Oct 1st, meeting at Hamilton's Castle, Manorhamilton at 10.30am for both the ramble and hillwalk

RAMBLE


leaf strewn path by river bonet

Milltown Wood​


This will be in Milltown Wood Lurganboy. The forest will be sporting its Autumn colours which is always a treat. There is a path and the route follows the Bonet River for part. Duration 1.5 - 2 hours Dogs welcome


​HILLWALK​

view of distant hill and limestone pavement


This walk ​will be on Keelogyboy. ​ Starting​ at Gleneige, Glencar the walk follows a beautiful path along the North side of Gleneige river for 1 km. Walkers then climb ​o​nto limestone karst ground, past Scamore Lough to the summit of Keelogyboy. Height 417 meters. Here are outstanding views of Lough Gill to the North and Sligo Bay. Walkers then return to the head of Gleneige river where they will have two options:

 Option 1 to return to the start via the said path. 
 Option 2 to climb Hangman’s Hill (circa 340 meters). 
Distance: 6km for Option 1. 
10km for Option 2. ​Duration 4-5 hours​ 




Donations welcome on the day for Fr. Ed O'Connell's Warmi Huasi Project in Peru. All funds raised on the go directly to the charity
Complimentary refreshments served in Castle Cafe after walks









Celebrate the Solstice June 21st 9.00 pm

Celebrate the longest day in the year with us in #Leitrim with a walk at one of our ancient archaeology sites. 


view of double court tomb
Tullyskeherney Double Court Tomb

Drive to the start at Tullyskeherney, Manorhamilton and then have a walk prior to sunset just before 10 and our guide Tina Pommer, will help you explore this magical site and world of archaeology. Walk through the ritual Neolithic/bronze age landscape of the Tullyskeherney plateau and imagine how our ancestors lived. Stunning views and unusual geology will enchant you. Spend time watching the sunset and enjoying the views of Glenade valley from our bird’s eye viewing point.
Meet at Hamilton’s Castle, Manorhamilton at 9pm, Wed June 21st to pool cars.
Please wear strong walking shoes/boots, warm clothes and a waterproof jacket. Bring a torch/head torch if you have one. The cost is €10 for adults, kids go free. Finish 11ish.
To book; 087 9172143, e mail tawnylustlodge@gmail.com





Sunset at Tullyskeherney 


Duration 1.5 hours
Cost €10/adult, kids free
To book; phone 087 9172143
e mail tawnylustlodge@gmail.com











Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks







Join us for the 22nd annual North Leitrim Glens Hillwalking Festival April 15th & 16th


We will be your guides for the Easter Sunday Ramble and what a treat you have in store!

walker on green road Leitrim
Taking the green route



Registration at Glencar Tea Shed 10.30 for an 11am departure. Cost €10 Kids over 12 free

Duration of ramble 3 - 3.5 hours approx

Length 7 km approx

Height 270 m






Starting from the shores of Glencar Lake, we will follow a road/path towards Dooneens. There is a climb at the start but pace will be easy. Enjoy fabulous views over to Knocknarea enroute. We'll stop for a cuppa at the half way mark, then go off road for a while through wild heather and return via Hudson's Rd. You will be treated to the most incredible views over Sligo Bay, Truskmore, Leanne, the Leitrim Hills and Glencar Lake & Valley


View of sunset over Glencar Lake and valley
Sunset over Glencar Lake Leitrim/Sligo








setting sun shining through forest trees





Forest area on walk
view of rock Cloontypruglish Leitrim
hill walker on Leitrim sligo hills
Wild walking






There will be a gradual ascent and descent on the walk with regular breaks to enjoy the scenery. We will take you over wild bog and heather for about 30 mins. Spotted a grouse last time we were here!

Also spotted two birds of prey at Dooneens!

Please wear strong walking boots, bring waterproof clothes and a hot drink.