Carran Walking Club  – Spring Summer 2018 Calender

Walks Calendar 18


Carran Walking Club

Carran Walking Club was founded in October 2009 taking its name from Carran Hill, the highest point in the Geevagh area. A few weeks later, on November 1st, thirteen members of the Club made their way up said hill, thus marking the Club’s first official expedition.

The motto of the club can be summed up as follows – Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. (Greg Anderson)

The Carran Walking Club organises and leads walks on the first and third Sundays of the month and publishes a calendar of these events.

Extra walks are added to mark special or interesting events throughout the year. These include the Summer Solstice at Carrowkeel; the Dawn Chorus at Kilronan with breakfast in the Castle; “Bluebells by Moonlight”; the Rhododendron walk at Lough Lumman and a short afternoon stroll at Kilronan Woods on St Stephen’s Day.

In 2010 a night walk was introduced on the evening of the Full Moon. This has proved surprisingly popular. Walkers express wonder at the night sky and at how much they can actually “see”.

In recent years, the Club has cast its net wider with weekends away, walking in the West of Ireland and Boora Bog.