Leitrim walking festival set for Easter weekend

Leitrim. Photo: pixa_bay_dc/Pixabay

The Holey Soles Hill Walking group in Leitrim, Ireland, host two walking events each year.

There is an annual charity hill walk and ramble for the Warmi Huasi project in Peru, which this year takes place on Sunday, October 6; but the group’s main event takes place at the end of this month, the North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival.

The event is held each Easter, and this year, will take place on March 30 and 31.

County Leitrim is in the north of Ireland, with a very short coastline. It borders counties Sligo, Donegal, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan, as well as Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. The sparsely populated county is a walking paradise, with mountains, lochs, waterfalls and picturesque communities such as Carrick-on-Shannon.

The first walk, Keelogyboy Mountain, starts at 10am and covers around 13km. The medium length walk is already sold out.

On Sunday, there is a 14km out-and-back walk from Greenway Dromahair to Lake Isle of Innisfree jetty. There are also social meals after the hikes, which also require booking. Dogs are not allowed on the walks.

Tickets are available here.