Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Green Friday


Shopping Free Week end

Take a digital detox and reconnect with yourself & nature

Imagine yourself nestled in an eco-lodge overlooking the rolling hills and valleys in Ireland's county Leitirm with the smallest coastline and the biggest welcome.

Weekend break €189/aparment

Free walking maps
Free welcome pack
All services included in price;
To book; e mail
Phone 00353 (0)879172143

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Rainbows and more Rainbows in Leitrim

 There was a Rainbow at the start, one at the finish and several in between on the 10th annual fundraising ramble and walk for Peruvian charity Warmi Huasi

Rainbow Ballroom at walk start
Ramble in Glenfarne Demesne, Leitrim

Fabulous scenery, great hospitality and excellent guiding helped to create a memorable day for the 62 walkers who turned up to support the recent fundraiser for peru. The holey Soles hill walking club and Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks co-ordinated the event and saw the walkers safely on their chosen walks.

Glenfarne Demesne was the venue for the ramble and clothed in its autumn golds, walkers were charmed with the route. Views out over Lough MacNean added to the enjoyment as did the visit to pieces on the Sculpture Trail, Big Myles Stone and the site of the Tottenham estate home Glenfarne Hall

group walking in the forest
Sunshine in Glenfarne Forest

Hill Walk on Ballinabehy Mountain Leitrim

Those who opted for the hill walk had the pleasure of hearing about the Red Grouse project on Boleybrack Mountain from John Carslake, Ireland's only gamekeeper. This is a flagship project involving upland farmers and Glenfarne Gun Club. Beautiful views over Doo Lough and Avanny with rainbows appearing and disappearing over the Leitrim Hills were enchanting.

guide sitting at pond explains to group about the red grouse habitat
Red Grosue gamekeeper explains about the habitat

For those who wanted a challenge the walk turned off from The Leitrim Way onto rough terrain. It was a bit of a slog over holes and heather but well worth it for the spectacular views on top.
Walkers were very grateful for refreshments afterwards in the Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne and availed of the opportunity of their visit there to visit the museum of showband memorabilia
Many thanks to all for raising €1141 for Warmi Huasi charity;

See pics below from Rita, Rob & Nuala

group of walkers on mountain
Group on top of mountain

walkers with sunset behind
On the way home
walkers on cliff rainbow behind
Cliff hanging rainbow!

Homeward bound in Leitrim

autumn leaves with feet in walking boots

forest lane covered in Autumn leaves
Golden mile Leitrim

Friday, 28 October 2016

Annual Hill Walk & Ramble for Peru

Annual Walk for Peru
Sunday Nov 6th

Come join us for a wonderful hill walk on Ballinabehy Mountain, Glenfarne, home to Ireland's famous Red Grouse Project or a Ramble in Glenfarne Demesne, Leitrim 

View of Ballinabehy mountain Leitrim
Ballinabehy Mountain

Hill Walk

The route goes from Ballinabehy to Two Sisters giant rocks, Lackagh Mountain. The walk will start in the townland of Moneenlom, Glenfarne and will follow the Leitrim Way South for 6 km to the townland of Dergvone. Walkers will then leave the Leitrim Way and walk 3km due East to Lough Carran. You will then turn right and walk West for .75km to Lackagh Lough and the Two Sisters. The Two sisters are two giant rocks overlooking Lackagh Lough, each rock is about the side of a semi detached house. (This is difficult terrain and walkers will have the choice to avoid it and walk back to the start of the walk along the Leitrim Way). After reaching the Two Sisters, the walk will then go due East for 3.5km back to the Leitrim Way and walk six km North to the start.

Total Distance is: 16km approx. The Walk along the Leitrim Way is easy but the trek to Lackagh Lough is challenging over rough ground. Highest point is 440 meters. The ascent is gradual. Duration will be 5 to 6 hours approx, depending on the group, shorter if walkers stay on the Leitrim Way.

This walk is suitable for the fit and is under the watchful eye of the Holey Soles Hill walking club.

Please wear hill walking boots, waterproofs and bring a packed lunch and hot drink

If you prefer something more pedestrian, opt for a 2 hour ramble in Glenfarne Demense. Enjoy stunning views of Lough MacNean and across to Fermanagh and Cavan

View of forest path and Lough MacNean Leitrim
Autumnal shades in Glenfarne Forest

This walk on gravel paths is easy paced. Participants will see some of the pieces on the MacNean Sculpture trail and will visit the site of Glenfarne Hall of the former Tottenham Estate.

Please wear strong walking shoes/boots and waterproofs.

The walks are in aid of Warmi Huasi women's & children's project in Lima. This is operated by a friend, Fr. Ed O'Connell. Donations welcome on the day.


Meet at the Rainbow Ballroom of Romance at 10.30 am for both walks. Complimentary refreshments served afterwards