Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Green Friday


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Imagine yourself nestled in an eco-lodge overlooking the rolling hills and valleys in Ireland's county Leitirm with the smallest coastline and the biggest welcome.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Rainbows and more Rainbows in Leitrim

 There was a Rainbow at the start, one at the finish and several in between on the 10th annual fundraising ramble and walk for Peruvian charity Warmi Huasi

Rainbow Ballroom at walk start
Ramble in Glenfarne Demesne, Leitrim

Fabulous scenery, great hospitality and excellent guiding helped to create a memorable day for the 62 walkers who turned up to support the recent fundraiser for peru. The holey Soles hill walking club and Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks co-ordinated the event and saw the walkers safely on their chosen walks.

Glenfarne Demesne was the venue for the ramble and clothed in its autumn golds, walkers were charmed with the route. Views out over Lough MacNean added to the enjoyment as did the visit to pieces on the Sculpture Trail, Big Myles Stone and the site of the Tottenham estate home Glenfarne Hall

group walking in the forest
Sunshine in Glenfarne Forest

Hill Walk on Ballinabehy Mountain Leitrim

Those who opted for the hill walk had the pleasure of hearing about the Red Grouse project on Boleybrack Mountain from John Carslake, Ireland's only gamekeeper. This is a flagship project involving upland farmers and Glenfarne Gun Club. Beautiful views over Doo Lough and Avanny with rainbows appearing and disappearing over the Leitrim Hills were enchanting.

guide sitting at pond explains to group about the red grouse habitat
Red Grosue gamekeeper explains about the habitat

For those who wanted a challenge the walk turned off from The Leitrim Way onto rough terrain. It was a bit of a slog over holes and heather but well worth it for the spectacular views on top.
Walkers were very grateful for refreshments afterwards in the Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne and availed of the opportunity of their visit there to visit the museum of showband memorabilia
Many thanks to all for raising €1141 for Warmi Huasi charity;

See pics below from Rita, Rob & Nuala

group of walkers on mountain
Group on top of mountain

walkers with sunset behind
On the way home
walkers on cliff rainbow behind
Cliff hanging rainbow!

Homeward bound in Leitrim

autumn leaves with feet in walking boots

forest lane covered in Autumn leaves
Golden mile Leitrim