We are blessed to have some of the most beautiful scenery in County Sligo, so why not make the most of it and take part in one or two organised walking challenges?
I recently spotted the Castle 2 Cave Camino, this will take place on Easter Saturday and is organised by Eastern Harps GAA Club. You’ll begin and end your walk at the Eastern Harps Clubhouse in Keash and you’ll enjoy a looped 34K Camino set in the heart of south east County Sligo.
Starting in Knockoconnor Keash this route has breath taking views along historical trail roads taking in the Caves of Keash, Templevanny, Corricknahorna, Aughanagh, Ballinafad , Bunnadubber, Limnagh Bog, then crossing over the R295 and continuing over by Derrygola, Dernaskeagh, on to Toomour, Daughloonagh before getting back to base.
There are spectacular views over the landscape of county Sligo from the back of Ceis Chorainn on to Templevanney with assent and decent views over Lough Arrow, Ballinafad Village and Ballinafad Castle also the Curlieu Mountains are running in close proximity to the famed Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs.
You can stop for refreshments along the way at the Community Cafe in Ballinafad and at the end of you walk you will enjoy a hot meal. Find out more and book your place on the link below:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/castle-2-cave-camino-tickets-221963959177
The Sligo Camino is back and takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2022. Some additional places have been released and as this walk usually books out I’d advise you to book asap: http://www.sligocamino.ie/
The Sligo Camino is a 36km trek from Dromahair, Co. Leitrim to Coolaney, Co. Sligo follows the Sligo Way through some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland. The route is a challenging mixture of tracks, trails, forest paths, finishing with 8km of country lanes around the Annaghmore Estate.
Route highlights include: Historic 16th century Creevelea Abbey on the banks of the River Bonet, Lough Gill, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Lough Lumman – a lake high in Slieve Dhá Éan Mountain.
Both walks sound wonderful and a great way to challenge yourself, I know many people are doing the #100daysofwalking so this might be a good goal to keep in mind.