Boherquill Ramblers Annual Walking Festival
We hold our Walking Festival over the second weekend in May each year, starting with an evening walk on Friday. The superb gardens of Tullynally Castle have been the very popular venue for the opening walk of our Festival in recent years. On both Saturday and Sunday we have full day walks in our local area, facilitated by very supportive local landowners. The summit of Knockeyon, on normally private land overlooking Lough Derravaragh, is one such place we have visited and which has breath-taking views of the Lough and the countryside far to the south and west.
Weekend trips have become an important feature of our year. Places visited have included The Burren, Clare Island, Nenagh, Glendalough, Drumshanbo, Newport and Wales. All of these places have wonderful walking trails and there is the chance to relax in the evening in comfortable surroundings with good company.
There are always several Sundays during the year when we have an earlier than usual start and travel further afield to places such as the Slieve Blooms, the Suck Valley, Carlingford in County Louth or Blacklion in County Cavan.
Walking is good for you!
The health benefits of regular exercise have long been recognised, and with all the new trails and loop walks being developed nationwide there has never been a better time to get out in the fresh air to explore our beautiful countryside, Add in the pleasure of the company of a circle of friends on your walk and you’ll feel it doing you good!