Cashel Hillwalkers enjoy reat winter walking conditions underfoot

Last Sunday, 23 walkers experienced great winter conditions in the West Galtees. With underfoot snow on high ground, Josephine Tobin led the walk taking in Temple Hill, Knockaterriff Beg and Lyragappul.

Last Sunday, 23 walkers experienced great winter conditions in the West Galtees. With underfoot snow on high ground, Josephine Tobin led the walk taking in Temple Hill, Knockaterriff Beg and Lyragappul.

Unfortunately, though days when the mountains are snow-covered often offer the best views from the summits, this was not the case last Sunday as there was thick cloud all day requiring good navigations skills.

However, it was an ideal day’s preparation for our forthcoming trip to Scotland in mid-February.

Meanwhile last Friday, 17 people returned home with sore arms and shoulders after a great evening’s climbing on the indoor wall in Limerick.

This coming weekend is a busy one. On Saturday, we have a strenuous high-level walk in preparation for Scotland, leaving from Cashel (note: not the usual departure point) at 9am. Then on Sunday, the moderate and high level walks leave as usual from opposite the firs station in Cashel at 11am and, as always, new walkers are very welcome. Just bring boots or strong shoes, warm clothes and raingear and a packed lunch. Also, a change of clothes and footwear for after the walk is a good idea.

For further details about any of the walks, check out our website at www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or call Dan Condren at 087 2273082.