14 October 2011
About 70 committed walkers took to the hills of West Kerry on October 1st and 2nd as the Dingle Hillwalking Club, in association with Castlegregory Community Council hosted the inaugural Castlegregory Walking Festival.
The wind and the fog did little to dampen the spirits of the many people from across the county and beyond who turned out in force to explore the beautiful expanses West Kerry has to offer. A programme incorporating six graded walks was devised with three walks offered on each day of the festival, from easy, to moderate, to difficult (ability-wise).
Guided by experienced members of the Dingle Hillwalking Club, walkers enjoyed walks on Mount Brandon as well as the lesser known, but equally spectacular, Caherconree and Baurtregaum. The moderate options included the ridge overlooking Annascaul Lake as well as Strickeen and the Coumanare Lakes. Ecologist Caroline Hurley led walkers from Glanteenassig to Castlegregory exploring local flora and fauna while archaeologist and environmentalist Mícheál Ó Coiléain led a group into the valley of Loch an Dúin. Click HERE for more.