Cairde Teo’s bilingual hillwalking group Siúil is planning to visit the western Mournes on Saturday 12 October as part of their monthly seires of walks. This relatively challenging but enjoyable walk will commence at Ott carpark on Slievenaman Road near Hilltown at 11am and will take in a couple of the Seven Sevens within the Mourne range. Participants will walk to the col and follow the wall over Slieve Loughshannagh to the summit of Slieve Meelbeg, which stands at 708 metres. The group will then continue across to the lower of the pairing, Slieve Meelmore, at 687 metres. The walk will then head back down towards the valley and the Ulster Way, to pass Fofanny Dam and back on to the Slievenaman Road. It is anticipated that the walk will take around 3.5 hours.
The hillwalk in the Mournes follows September’s visit to the beautiful island of Ireland’s Eye and a hike along the cliffs at Howth Head. The guided walk told the participants of the island’s link to St Neasán, its recent history over the past few centuries and its importance as a nesting ground for many seabirds.
If you would like to take part in the walk, contact Seán on 028 3751 5229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.