Friday 23 August 2019

Wexford Lions to stage three 'amazing' walks

David Tucker

summer has finally arrived, just in time for the annual Walk for Wexford, the Lions Club's main fundraiser.

Taking place on August 28, 29 and 30, the event offers three amazing and varied walks in County Wexford. Funds raised by participants are used to support local projects and are a vital part of the Club's annual fundraising program.

The first walk is for adventurous spirits, starting at 10 p.m. at the Winning Post in Curracloe and following a route, part forest road and part forest trails through The Raven.

The way, which will be clearly marked, will be marshalled by Lions' members and further support will be provided by Wexford Civil Defence.

They will be joined for the second year by Equine Search and Rescue, a horse mounted first aid group.

As with all the walks, high viz jackets will be given to participants and walkers are advised to bring head torches. This is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the forest at night.

A new route has been added to Saturday's itinerary, starting at the forest car park near the Regal Lodge at 10 a.m. The walk traverses Forth Mountain, taking in the views from the Three Rocks and Quarry.

A slightly more challenging walk, participants are guaranteed to be left breathless by the views across south County Wexford to the Saltees and north to Mount Leinster.

Sunday morning focuses on the south of the county starting at 10 a.m. at Tintern Abbey on the Hook Peninsula. The route will pass through the beautiful woodlands surrounding Tintern Abbey and through Saltmills taking in scenic Bannow Bay. Participants will also pass through Colclough Walled Garden at Tintern Abbey which is arguably among the finest in the South East.

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