The Brandy Pad

Our next walk Sunday 29th September, we will have the privilege of hiking an old smuggling path, “The Brandy Pad” through the mountains of Mourne.  Brandy as well as tea, coffee, tobacco, soap and wine were all loaded onto pack ponies which then trekked from Bloody Bridge River, through the Mournes to their destination in Hilltown.  We will be following in the footsteps of the smugglers on this linear route. Bus will leave us at Trassey Track, we will head to Hare’s Gap picking up the Brandy pad to Bloody Bridge.  B’s will do similar route but also covering Slieve Commedagh.  Walk will be aprox. 3.5 hrs.  Please note that there is a lengthy road distance between the starting and finishing points, the bus will not be available to drop people back to the starting point. The bus is £7 and will leave promptly from the Gap at 10.15.  Its recommend to do this walk to keep the fitness up for our Wicklow trip! There only a few places left for Wicklow if you want to go contact the club.

The amazing pic is of Hare’s Gap.

🚩All walkers must have walking boots, a waterproof jacket &hat.
🚩Bring a packed lunch.
🚩Sticks are highly advisable for this walk, and every walk.
🚩All new walkers are welcome but must walk the first walk with C’s.😉