Slieve Gullion

slieve gullion cairn

We’re walking this Sunday 3rd of April…on one of our favourite mountains…Slieve Gullion. We’ll have 2 groups out both completing looped walks, starting from the Courtyard and going to the Summit, they will follow different routes, and will vary in distance and pace.

Our C Group will follow a 9 km route to the summit, known locally as “Up the Wire” this leads directly to the Cailleach Beara’s Lake, from there we will cross to the Southern Cairn and then follow the Tourist path back to the Courtyard. Our B Group will follow the Famine Wall to the summit, will take in the King’s Table, the Lake, and both Cairns, before descending. This route will be around 12 km and at a much faster pace than that of the C Group. Both Groups will be out for around 3.5/4 hours.

If you’d like to join us you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, as a rough guide… if you can walk from the Courtyard to the Summit, (along the road and up the Tourist path), and back within 3 hours you are at a fitness level to comfortably join our C Group. To join our B group you would need to complete the same route in around 2 hours. In total this is around 10 km and climbs around 500 m, the terrain is good underfoot making for faster than normal times.

We meet at 10 am at the Gap O’ the North Pub Jonesborough for registration and safety/route briefing, all walkers must have walking boots, a waterproof jacket and bring a packed lunch.

Members please note: Membership is now due, £20 or 25 Euros for the year.

Also anyone wishing to join us on our Saturday walk on the 30th of April into Carlingford, only a few places remain and must be paid for this Sunday, cost £10/person.