Castle to Cave Camino 16 April 2022 - 19/01/2022

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Our Healthy Club has organised a looped 34km Camino walk on Saturday, 16th April which is set in the heart of southeast county Sligo. In these strange times, this walk is very safe. It can be completed at your own leisurely pace with no issue arising from social distancing, sharing transport or indoor crowding. Starting in Knockoconnor Keash, this route has breathtaking 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. These locations are steeped in history, folklore, myths and legends, which we will share with you over the coming weeks. 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 with the Curlew Mountains running close to the famed Carrowkeel megalithic tombs. You can stop off at the Community Café in Ballinafad for refreshments before you head off again, passing the Red Earls road and taking the ascent towards Limnagh bog awash with flower and fawnagh and much wildlife, squirrels, pine martens, jay birds, ducks and if you are observant some wild deer. These wild animals will complement the local sheep, cows, horses and donkeys together with their young that you would expect to see in mid-April. Then you arrive back at Knockoconnor and the Eastern Harps GAA clubhouse for a hot meal. We can provide changing rooms along with hot showers to all participants. We will present all participants with souvenirs of their day, and if you have the energy, you can round off the day with music and different beverages to suit all taste buds.

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