Cong Woods History, Legends and Nature – A Guided Walk
This lovely gentle walk takes us between Cong in south County Mayo and Clonbur (An Fhairche) in neighbouring Galway. Dominated by great lakes and attractive woods, this is a beautiful place to take a gentle stroll through nature at its very best.
It is particularly lovely in late April, when the bluebells are in bloom.
Location : Start at Cong village, near Ballinrobe, south Mayo and finish at nearby Clonbur . The walk is entirely off-road on 14 km of forest trails.
Level : Easy. This is a one-way walk, with a taxi ride back to Cong afterwards (included).
Walking Tour Duration : approx. 5 – 6 hours.
Cong Woods History, Legends and Nature : Prices & Reservation (includes lunch and taxi back) :
|Younger Person of 13 to 18 years||€ 10|
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Join our small group for a fantastic week of bird watching and wildlife spotting in Poland.
This trip is full board for 7 nights based in two magnificent National Parks of Eastern Poland, with our wonderful local guide, who is a National Parks Ranger in Poland.
2018 dates are from Tuesday May 8th to Tuesday May 15th, inclusive. The cost is €850 pps, not including flights with Ryanair from Dublin to Warsaw.
For further event details, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/poland-wildlife-tour/
To read my report on our 2015 trip, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/wildlife-tour-poland-2015-report/
Please call 086-8318748 or email info [at] tourismpurewalking.com if you would like to join our small group or to ask any questions.
Iniskea South Island Guided Day Visit
Iniskea South Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)
Please note :
This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, either by using the PayPal system below, or by sending a cheque to Tourism Pure Walking Holidays, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.
|Younger Person of 13 to 18 years||€ 30|
Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.
This walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!
Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike
Nephin is Connacht’s second highest mountain, offering superb views in all directions from its central location. A great day’s hillwalk.
Location : Lahardane village, County Mayo.
Level : Difficult, as the entire ascent is pretty tough going.
Duration : 5 hours.
Nephin Mór Hillwalk Description : Just outside the small village of Lahardane and towering above Lough Conn to 806m, Nephin is more a large mound than a pointed peak. Nevertheless, it offers lovely hillwalking, of around 4.5 to 5.5 hours duration. We will begin by traversing a plantation forest, before climbing the western edge of the great northern corrie. Our descent is by the eastern edge of the corrie, finishing by traversing the same plantation as before. In between, there is bog that can be quite wet, so be sure to have good waterproof hiking boots.
Given its central location in the county, Nephin is perhaps better known than its bigger brother, Mweelrea – Connacht’s highest mountain. Nephin commands a special place in the consciousness of all Mayo people, especially those from the north.
Come along and enjoy a great day’s hillwalk up the mountain. Reaching the top is a great feeling and the views, when it’s clear, are wonderful. Look out across Loughs Conn and Cullin, the Nephin Beg mountain range to the west, Croagh Patrick beyond and, if you’re lucky, as far as Slieve League in county Donegal.
Do please let me know by e-mail, contact form or phone, on 086_ – 8318748, if you’d like to join, as numbers are limited for this mountain hike.
This event tends to run 4 times per year : in early January, mid March, June bank holiday weekend and again in late August or early September.
Essential gear : This is a mountain hike. Please bring waterproof clothing and hiking boots, woolly hat, gloves, sun cream, food and water. Bring several layers of upper body clothing, so you can add on or peel off as required. Irrespective of the time of year or general weather, it is cold on the top of Nephin, so please come prepared. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to climb if you do not have proper hiking footwear and appropriate gear.
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike – Prices & Reservation
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This hillwalk is not suitable for under 16 year olds!