Evergreen Walking Club
Walks Programme – October 2014 – May 2015
Walk Leader: Donald Gill – 087 127 0592 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 5th October 2014 – 3 Rock Mountain
The walk is by gentle uphill tracks most of the way, some of which are eroded by the popularity of the route.
The summit has 3 granite outcrops, or tors, which are visible from south County Dublin, including the ground of Tullow Church before houses were built! The area formerly had many granite quarries with at least one still in operation. The effort is rewarded with great views over Dublin City and the coast. On clear days Wales, the Mourne Mountains, and very occasionally, the Isle of Man are visible.
Drinks afterwards in the Blue Light.
Sunday 28th December 2014 – Leadmines and The Scalp
Meet 2pm at Frank Johnson’s home – Newgrange, Barnaslinghan Lane, Kilternan, Co. Dublin
The best cure for post-Christmas hangovers is a bracing walk around the Leadmines chimney and the summit of the Scalp, which has one of the best views of Enniskerry district and the Dublin Mountains. Her we are reminded of the Ice Age with the narrow pass gorged out by glacier water.
The Leadmines chimney and lengthy flue were built in the 19th century to draw off poisonous fumes from the mines works in the valley below, where lead and silver were extracted from ore mined in the locality. A recent development in this area is the Dublin Mountain Way, indicated by yellow ‘hiker man’ arrows, which goes from Shankill to Tallaght over the lower slopes of the Dublin Mountains. That’s for another day!
Refreshments afterwards at Newgrange kindly hosted by Frank Johnson.
Sunday, 8th March 2015 – Killiney Hill
Killiney has a varied selection of walks from the summits of the three hills down to the sea with sheltered coves, beaches and harbours. The granite quarries on the northern Dalkey side were famous for providing rock to build dun Laoghaire harbour. Rock was transported by a railway from the quarry to the harbour via a route now known as the Metals. The empty quarry is now a playground for rock climbers with over 200 routes catalogued. This walk incorporates several stone stairways which are very manageable.
Drinks afterwards in Killiney Castle Hotel.
Sunday, 17th May 2015 – Lough Dan
This walk overlooks Lough Dan from the south west by a road initially, and via a pedestrian walkway kindly provided by the local Petrie family. It then follows a track as far as a beach copse known as Glen Mhuire, by the Inchavora River, in the valley known as Knocknacloghoge.
This beautiful valley in the heart of Wicklow is surrounded by the mountain of Scarr and Knocknacloghoge.
Drinks afterwards in the Roundwood Inn.
· Evergreen Walking Club is for everyone who enjoys social friendship and walking in our beautiful countryside. It is NOT restricted to parishioners – so come along and bring your family and friends.
· All walks leave from Tullow Parish Church Hall, Carrickmines – unless otherwise stated.
· After some light refreshments, the walkers leave the hall at approximately 12:30pm.
· All walks are approximately 2 hours and considered easy walking – but please make sure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. You are welcome to come to church dressed for the walk or you can change in the hall before we leave.
· It is planned to end up in a local hostelry on a ‘buy your own’ principle!