Monday 3 November 2014

October News letter

October 12th C Walk
Thirteen C walkers, led by Elizabeth Twohig, explored the Anne Valley on Sunday 12 October, in perfect weather, a circuit of c. 8-9 km. Starting at Dunhill Castle, we trekked northwards on the laneway which runs along the shoulder of the valley towards the GAA pitch. Then, with the kind permission of the landowner, we crossed through a sheep farm down to the river valley, where we turned south and walked the delightfully un-reclaimed riverside route back to the bridge below Dunhill village. Here we met the buggy/wheelchair-friendly track way which runs alongside the integrated constructed wetlands, and leads back to the Castle car-park. Since we did this section of the route last year an angling base has been opened, and there are even more useful signs and information boards, including one at Dunhill Castle itself.
Dunhill sign unvieling
October 19th B Walk
A tidy party of three headed out to the nire valley car park, under an overcast sky. Forecast suggested a few light showers might occur at around 1pm with heavier showers scheduled for 4pm. An initial climb of 340 meters from the car park brought us to the top of the ridge overlooking Coumduala Lough and after a short cliff top walk we descended again down to the Gap. From there we contoured around to the Sgilloges where we stopped for lunch, with those forecasted light showers making their appearance. After lunch we preceded onto the Coumalocha lakes and from there a small climb up to Lough Coumfea, the highest lake in the Comeraghs. Following a second quick break while enjoying the view from the lakeside we headed down the valley towards the stepping stones river crossing and onto the road to return to the car park. A total round trip of 14km and a height gain of 700 meters, we returned to the car park just in time to avoid the heavy showers promised by the forecast.
Events.            Night Hike.      Friday 14th November.                   18:00 Top of Mauma Road.

                          Christmas Dinner.            €25         Live Music.          20th December. Tom Daly Catering.
                          Ardmore Christmas Walk.            21st December.      Supporting Dungarvan Lions Club
Fund Raising Event. 15Km Night walk/Run. Saturday 29th November
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All leaders to return sign-in-sheets to Richard Dykes for archiving. If a member decides to leave a walk, they must sign out with initials.        If you want a particular activity, type of walk or have ideas for a club night, let us know.

September 2015 Lake District Holiday.
Tony Fitzgerald is organizing the holiday to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the club. The exact dates to be decided shortly.

 If you wish to submit a walk report or a piece of news you think the club should be aware of, please send it to Marie Jennings. Email address.