Walkabout Wicklow are now offering Amazing Moonlight Hill Walks
Ian Mc Keever – Fund Raiser
Full Moon Walk
Sat Sept 21st
Ian Mc Keever was very popular within the walking world, he organised many treks to Africa and Kilimanjaro and was tragically killed last January. Ian had always wanted to build a school in this region and this is a fund raiser for a school and orphanage that is being built in Kilimanjaro in Ian's memory.
About The Walk:
We are going to take what is called the orange route in Glendalough with some diversions.
This takes us from the Glendalough hotel where we meet through old monastic site of St Kevin; we will talk a little about this.
Then crossing over the bridge and following what is called the Old Green Road to our left.
We then start a little climb in through some deciduous wood land that bring up along the side of DerryBawn(White Oak)hill and along this track over looking the monastic site and Glendalough Valley. From here there are fantastic views of the upper lake. We will then continue on this trail taking in the Pollanass Waterfall and take a little diversion to see St Kevin's Cell and Reefert Church. (The King's Cemetry)
This will then us along the front of the Upper lake and over towards Camaderry.
Here there will be a choice to make your way back up to the Hotel where we started or add an extra 20 minutes and take a little more difficult route along the side of Camaderry and follow the Glendassan River back.
Approx Walking Time: 2.5hrs - 3hrs.
Track: Forested track and trail.
What to wear: Walking shoes, boots, trainers would be fine.
We will be back at the Hotel for 10pm where there will be finger food waiting and time to enjoy a well earned drink.
Cost: €35pp - for a great night and worthwhile cause
Meet at: Glendalough Hotel at 6:30pm for registration
Walk starts at 7pm from the Hotel.
All the guides on theses walks are fully qualified and trained with REC3 1st Aid and Bos Recognised awards, so you are in safe hands.
"Can I just say how very very much we enjoyed it! The guides historical commentary and good manners were simply a joy. The night was glorious, the setting sublime. We spotted a stag on our return to Glendalough hotel where we were greeted with lovely food " Martina.
- What to bring for the walk.
Head torch or handheld.
Warm top, gloves, hat.
Waterproofs (just in case)
Packed lunch, hot drink.
Back pack with spare warm top and socks in.
How do I get there ?
If your coming from Dublin on the M50 and the N11 take the turn of for Roundwood Glendalough. Follow this road through Roundwood and Annamoe until you reach Laragh. Glendalough is straight ahead and the Glendalough Hotel is on your right. Allow 1.5 hrs travel from Dublin due to tractors and stuff.
(If you have any difficulty booking ring Terry on 087-7849599)