Tomorrow, Sunday 15th of May we are staying local with a 1 Group walk on Slieve Brack. Our Leaders have been out this week checking out the damage caused by the recent fire and ascertained that it won’t impact our route: starting in Forkhill we will walk over to the Tower, along the side of the mountain towards Mullaghbawn and then to the summit. We’ll come down through the woods to the Mass Rock, from there over to the long deserted cottages, and then we will take a new route to the Shean side of the mountain, heading north to the masts and the summit. From here we can survey the view and the fire damage!!! Then back down the gully to the Tower and retracing our steps into Forkhill.
Everyone is welcome…as a guide to fitness needed our recommendation is : if you can walk from the bottom car park at Slieve Gullion, following the road and tourist path, to the Southern Cairn at the summit and back again in around 3 hours you are fit enough to walk with our lowest level group our C Group.
You will need walking boots and a waterproof jacket. Bring a packed lunch. In this current spell of good weather don’t forget the SUN CREAM!! Expect to be out 3/3.5 hours. All walkers must meet at Gap O’ The North Pub Jonesborough at 10 am for registration and safety briefing.
Following walk on Sunday 29th of May- Slieve Bernagh, Mournes, bus will leave from the Gap at 10 am on the morning, price £5/person. This will be a 2 Group walk.