Gorteeshal, Ballyporeen Walk – Knockmealdown Walking Club
Last Sunday’s walk took us into the Knockmealdown Mountains just outside Ballyporeen. It was a really nice 7.6km track taking in forest roads, some mountain tracks and a good stretch of tarmac road to finish the route. It also includes a little stretch from the Avondhu Way route.
Many thanks to Jim O’Brien for selecting the route and ensuring we all got back to base in one piece. If you would like to be updated on what walks are taking place and when just contact Jim on 087 628 1100.
If you want to view other walks in the area you can visit posts to walks taken by the Knockmealdown Walking Club or visit the Walks section of the site which contains links to other routes – www.clogheen.net/walks.
Note: There is no walk next Sunday (April 15th) as most of those in the Knockmealdown Walking Club will be taking part in the Knockmealdown Crossing being organised by the Peaks Mountaineering Club on Saturday April 14th.
You can find the Gorteeshal route on ViewRanger here, where you can download it to your Smartphone for free.
Here are a few photos from the morning’s walk, but not very many, as the weather wasn’t as good as we’ve been used to over the past 3 months.