Why not join us this Sunday 10th of December, for the last but spectacular hill walk of 2017. We’ll meet at the Gap o’ the North Pub at 10 am and after a cuppa and a walk’s briefing we’ll share cars to Ott Car Park near Spelga, in the Mournes.
From there we’ll trek via Lough Shannagh to the summit of Doan 594 m right in the heart of the Mournes. From there your views of the rest of the peaks, Silent Valley and the eastern coast will be fabulous, providing the mists don’t flow in too much. Even they do, it will only add a bit of mystery!
After lunch at the summit ‘restaurant’ we’ll ramble back through the gap between Slieve Loughshannagh and Meelbeg. You’ll discover a new and interesting route downstream to Fofanny Reservoir. A short return to the cars should see us depart for the Gap o’ the North by 3 pm.
All walkers will need walking boots, a waterproof jacket and a packed lunch. It is likely to be very cold, so be sure to have a spare layer in the rucksack. We will be keeping an eye on the forecast for the Mournes, over the next few days and if the weather is likely to make the journey unsafe or difficult to drive, we may choose to walk closer to home probably in the Ravensdale area. Our man in the Mournes, Louis will do a recce Sunday morning and let us know what road conditions prevail and a decision will be made when we meet Sunday morning.
Keep the date, Thursday 28th of December…for our Annual Family Christmas Walk, setting off from the Gap at 12 noon.