September Siúil Walking Weekend
Our September Siúil Series is back for 2020
We have three days of walking in Achill Island and the Nephin Beg Mountains to give your head peace and wide open space.
Friday 4th September – Achill Island. Distance 9km, ascent approx 400m Saturday
5th September – Nephin Beg range. Distance 11.5km ascent approx 550m. Sunday
6th September – Achill Island. Distance 7km Ascent 600m
Walks range from 4-6 hours (plus stops) in duration and are aimed at those with average/moderate fitness who would not ordinarily venture off-trail. Please note some sections will be on challenging and sometimes steep terrain. Perched on the Western edge of Europe, Achill Island is one of the most ruggedly beautiful and scenic areas in the country. With it’s dramatic mixture of mountains and beautiful Blue Flag beaches, it is easy to see why. From the shore to the mountain tops, Achill has captured the imagination of so many over the years. The Nephin Beg mountains are known as the most remote in the country. Overlooking Clew Bay islands to the south and Wild Nephin National Park to the north, these vast mountains are a walkers paradise. Our route keeps Clew Bay in sight but enjoys a diverse landscape and mixed terrain from forest track to upland heath/bog. Ascent approx 550m. Discover your Wild Side and reach a Natural High by exploring the West of Ireland with us. This is a great way to experience the real wild-west and free your wandering spirit in Ireland’s hills.
Transport included & pick up available from Newport or Mulranny.
A full day hiking in appropriate mountain range to suit weather conditions on the day. Walks will range from 4-6 hours with asecents of up to 600m and distances up to 12km.
Walks may traverse steep and uneven terrain.
You will need to have good footwear, rainproof jacket & trousers with warm layers. Ask our guides for more info prior to leaving.
A reasonable level of fitness is required. The route will be weather dependent and our guides will make changes as necessary.
€30 pp (€80 for 3 days)
Return transport from Newport or Mulranny. Professional, COVID Safety Charter approved, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, mountain leaders with REC4 Wilderness first aid certification and insurance.
Remember to take walking boots with good ankle support, waterproof if possible. Waterproof jacket and rain trousers. Comfortable synthetic clothing. Walking trousers or similar quick drying material; no cotton or denim, these won’t keep you insulated if they get wet/sweaty. Hat and gloves. Packed lunch, water or juice drink. Small rucksack, to carry it all in.
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