Next Sunday, 4th of September we are walking in the beautiful Ring of Gullion. Our walk will take us from the Mountain Road, up past the Gun Club and along the path until we reach the Famine wall, (visible in the photo). We will then be following the wall up its steep ascent to the summit. We make our way across to the Southern Cairn, C Group will come down the Tourist Path, B’s will add in an extra section walking out to the King’s Table. Both groups will then loop, through forest and along deserted pathways which we haven’t walked before to bring us back to the cars. C walk is around 10.5 km, B slightly longer.
Both Groups will be walking on rough open hillside, so walking boots and a waterproof jacket are a must. Bring a packed lunch. We meet at 10 am in The Gap O’ the North Pub Jonesborough, we will car pool and drive the short distance to our starting point. This will be a 4+ hours walk.
New comers are always welcome, but must walk with our C Group for their first walk with us. If in doubt of the level of fitness needed, we suggest that if you can walk from the Courtyard at Slieve Gullion to the Summit following the road and then taking the Tourist path and back to the Courtyard in around 3 hours you are fit to walk with our C Group.