Loop Head Walking Festival details announced

Loop Head Walking Festival details announced

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The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland will host the 2nd annual Loop Head Walking Festival during the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Organisers say the 2nd annual event promises to be a smashing weekend with many different walks to choose from. The festival kicks off with a Victorian Kilkee walk followed by a complimentary drink at Kilkee Golf Club.

Coinciding with the Carrigaholt Oyster Festival, the festival takes place from May 2-5, 2014. Book your walk at www.loophead.ie. Pre-registration is advised.

Agenda:

Members of the public can choose their walks from the following programme: Strenuous walk, Moderately strenuous walk, or on tarmac or road (suitable for regular walker)

Friday (Book here):
6:00 pm Walk 1: Victorian Kilkee walk : 1 hour
Meeting Place: Stella Maris Hotel,Kilkee
Welcome drink for walkers after walk at Golf Club.

Saturday (Book here):
6:00 am:  Walk 1:  Kilkee Cliff Dawn Walk: (C)
Optional: Breakfast at The Strand hotel after the walk
Meeting Place: Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee
9:00 am: Walk 2:  Loop Head Circuit 4 hours (A)
Meeting Point: Loop Head Lighthouse Car Park.
11:00 am: Walk 3: Rocky Shore Exploration 3 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Bridges of Ross Car Park, Kilbaha.
1:00 pm: Guided Cycle 2 hours (B)
“Take a fantastic two wheeled journey on some of the most spectacular cliff top scenery in Ireland and find out what life is really like on the edge of an island at the edge of Europe”. Led by Cillian from Bog Road Bike tours. Bikes available for rental from Williams Hardware. Contact Cillian on 086 2780161.

2:00 pm: Walk 4:  Kilcredaun Heritage Walk 2 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Carrigaholt Village Square
2:00 pm:Walk 5: George’s Head Walk (B)
Meeting Point:  Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee.
4:30 pm: Walk 6: Nordic Walking Workshop 2 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee.

Sunday (Book here):
6:00 am:  Walk 1: Kilkee Cliff Dawn Walk: (C)
Optional: Breakfast at The Strand Hotel after walk
Meeting Place: Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee
9:00 am: Walk 2: Loop Head Circuit 4 hours (A)
Meeting Point: Loop Head Lighthouse Car Park.
11:00am: Walk 3: Bio Diversity 2 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Stella Maris Hotel, Kilkee.
2:00 pm: Walk 4: Herbal Foraging Walk 2 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Bridges of Ross Car Park, Kilbaha
3:30pm: Walk 5: Kilcredaun Heritage Walk 2 hours (B)
Meeting Point: Carrigaholt Village Square

Monday (Book here):
11am: Walk 1: Famine Walk: (B)
Meeting Point: Carrigaholt Village Square.
2pm: Walk 2: George’s Head Walk
Meeting Point:  Stella Maris Hotel Kilkee,

Registration for all walks at Stella Maris Hotel Foyer
Friday 4pm – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 9am & 5pm – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 9am
Monday 8am – 9am

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