With a break from tradition our first walk of 2016 is Cornamucklagh Ferry Wood to Fathom taking in: a Cill, a Navigation Tower, a disused railway track and a waterfall, all on our own doorstep!
We are going back to the early days of the “Gappies” for the next few walks and walking as one group: Beginner’s, B’s and C’s altogether, with shorter, slower paced, local walks there will be an emphasis on local history and an opportunity for Newcomers to meet our regulars and for everyone to get to know each other.
Anyone following the Facebook Group- “At Slieve Gullion’s Foot” -will have seen the recent post mentioning a Cill on Faughil Mountain, this week’s walk will take us to another local Cillin, (an enclosure were stillborn and unbaptised babies were once buried), this one on the site of a former monastery.
From there we will walk along the foreshore opposite Narrowwater Keep, taking in the Navigational Tower (the Round Tower visible from the Warrenpoint Dual carriageway).We then follow the old railroad tracks of the Greenore/Newry Railway until we cross the border and enter Fathom Woods climbing up to the spectacular waterfall nestling there- and with all the recent rain it should be spectacular!
All you need is a sturdy pair of boots, a waterproof jacket, hat and gloves, bring a packed lunch. We meet at 10 am in The Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough for registration and a coffee before we drive the short distance to our starting point.
Your first walk with us is free, so no expense and no excuse for procrastinating!! This is the ideal opportunity to start the New Year and get fit, whilst seeing something of the local area and making new friends!!! Looking forward to seeing you Sunday…