Festival Walks

FRIDAY EVENING, 23RD SEPTEMBER

Our Burren Peaks weekend of walking commences with a "Twilight Walk" in Fanore. This will be a 2.5 hour "taster" Burren walk.

Experience the evening views of The Burren, Galway Bay & The Aran Islands.

Meet: At O’Donoghues Fanore at 6.00pm, walk will start at 6.15pm on Friday 23rd.

***Please note, all walkers must wear a hi viz jacket, suitable footwear and bring a torch with them. Walk is free to all who are taking part in walks during the weekend.

We look forward to meeting you at our opening walk. Everyone welcome.

BASE POINT AND REGISTRATION FACILITY FOR ALL WALKS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY IS AT CLUBHOUSE, COMMUNITY FIELD, NATIONAL SCHOOL ROAD, BALLYVAUGHAN.

SAT SEPT 24TH - Ultra walk: Wild Burren Eastern Peaks:

This is an ultra strenuous walk for the very experienced walker. Starting out climbing Mullach Mor peak and taking in several peaks along the Cappamor & Turlough peak ranges with Slieve Carran the final peak.This is a challenging route across rough, rugged limestone terrain with ascents over 1000 ft for the very experienced walker.

Registration at 8.00 am at Base - Bus Depart at 8.15 am Sharp. - Walk Time 7.5hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

SAT SEPT 24TH - Strenuous walk: Fairy Forts & Hidden Treasures:

This strenuous walk for the experienced walker takes you to Ballyallaban – Berneens - Gregans and descends Poulacapple. This walk with gradual climbs to 900 ft is on limestone terrain and green road for the experienced walker.

Registration at 9.00 am at Base. Walk starts at 9.30 am - Walk Time 6 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

SAT SEPT 24TH - MODERATE WALKS:

NO 1. DANGAN CREST:

This walk for the experienced walker setting out from Ballyvaughan, ascends Ballyaliban to Gleninsheen & descends Dangan to Loughrask. This walk with gradual climbs to 800 ft is on track and green road for the experienced walker.

Registration at 10 am at Base. Walk starts at 10.30 am - Walk Time 4 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

NO 2. ISLANDS VIEW TO BURREN VALLEY:

This walk for the experienced walker setting out from Ballyvaughan, ascends Gleninagh crossing over to the Caher valley & descends down to Lismactigue and the Feenagh Valley. This walk with gradual climbs to 1000ft is on limestone terrain and green road for the experienced walker.

Registration at 10 am at Base. Walk starts at 10.30 am - Walk Time 5 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

NO 3. COAST TO ROCKY LIMESTONE:

This walk for the experienced walker setting out from Ballyvaughan, ascends Muckinish Hill, crossing over to Moneen & descends Dangan to Loughrask. This walk with gradual climbs to 900 ft is on limestone terrain and green road for the experienced walker.

Registration at 10 am at Base. Walk starts at 10.30 am - Walk Time 5 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

SAT SEPT 24TH - EASY WALK:

NEWTOWN TRAIL & BELLS OF THE BURREN:

This is an off-road & green road walk for all walkers, along to Newtown Castle,The Pinnacle Well and The Rine.

Registration at 11 at Base - Walk starts at 11.15 am
Walk time 2.5 hrs +
Walk not suitable for pushchairs.
Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th.
Limited places available on all walks.

SUN SEPT 25TH -Strenuous Walk: The Western Walk:

This is a strenuous walk for the very experienced walker taking in several peaks on the western side of the Burren area between Ballyvaughan & Fanore. This is a challenging route across rough, rugged limestone terrain with ascents over 1000 ft for the very experienced walker.

Registration at 8.45 am at Base. Walk starts at 9 am. - Walk Time 6hrs +.

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

SUN SEPT 25TH - MODERATE WALKS:

NO 1. COAST TO ROCKY LIMESTONE:

This walk for the experienced walker setting out from Ballyvaughan, ascends Muckinish Hill, crossing over to Moneen & descends Dangan to Loughrask. This walk with gradual climbs to 900 ft is on limestone terrain and green road for the experienced walker.

Registration at 10 am at Base. Walk starts at 10.30 am - Walk Time 5 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

NO 2. THE BURREN FIDHÁN:

This walk for the experienced walker setting out to Glenfort, walk along the fidháns over looking Lismactigue and the Feenagh Valley before descending Cappanawalla to pick up the Wood Loop to take you back to base. This walk with gradual climbs to 800 ft is on limestone terrain and green road.

Registration at 10 am at Base - Walk starts at 10.30 am - Walk Time minimum 5 hrs +

Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th. Limited places available on all walks.

SUN SEPT 25TH – EASY WALK:

THE BURREN PAVEMENT & ITS FULACHT FIA:

This is an off-road & green road walk for all walkers, along by Loughrask, Dangan base and Wood Loop.

Registration at 11am at Base. Walk starts at 11.15 am.
Walk time 2.5 hrs +
Walk not suitable for pushchairs.
Pre-Booking of walk essential before Sept 5th.
Limited places available on all walks.