Join your local walking club and get fit in 2011!

7 January 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

If you are thinking of getting fit in 2011 why not join the Knockatallon Ramblers? The popularity of walking as a fitness activity is growing by leaps and bounds. Walking is fun, sociable, healthy and anyone can do it. Walking
regularly can help you keep fit, reduce stress and control your weight. And it’s the best way of exploring your local area. Walking is probably the cheapest exercise around!
Whether you’re an old hand or a complete beginner, walking with a local club has many benefits. The Knockatallon Ramblers organise an extensive range of scheduled walks in the Sliabh Beagh area in
addition to walks further afield including the Mournes and Coolie mountains. In 2010, the Knockatallon Ramblers introduced an evening walking schedule during the summer months and night walks in the autumn. Saturday walks were also added.
All walks are guided by experienced members. Waterproof clothing and boots are essential. For further information contact Paddy on 087 2525457.

Slieve Foye walk: The impromtu walk at Carlingford Lough last Thursday was well attended. Starting at sea level from the pretty village of Carlingford, the ascent is quite steep before easing to a more gentle climb. There are many hills and ridges on the way up and although it may appear that the end is in sight, the distance to the summit can be deceiving, especially in the low mist we had last Thursday. The whistle proved useful in the murky conditions! The decent is more straight forward. Keeping the lough in sight, it takes little more than 40 minutes to reach the far end of the village.
Slieve Foye is the highest point in County Louth at 589 Metres.

Next walks: Saturday 8th January, Tra walk, meeing at Sliabh Beagh car park at 10.30am. Sunday 9th January, Coolie mountains, meeting at Sams Diner, (opposite Four Seasons Hotel) at 9am. New walkers welcome.
Meeting: The next club meeting will be held in the Sliabh Beagh Hotel on Thursday, January 13th at 8.30pm.

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