North Tipperary LEADER Partnership is working with community groups, outdoor clubs and tourism business owners along the Slieve Felim Way to develop amenities and encourage sustainable visitor activity.
The Slieve Felim Way is a 44km linear walking route that weaves from the village of Murroe in North Tipperary around Slieve Felim (422m), Keeper Hill (694m) and the Silvermine Mountains (475m) to finish at the former mining village of Silvermines.
The terrain consists of quiet roads, forestry tracks and field paths. The total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 900m, and there are no significant climbs, but there are some spectacular long views from the route, particularly along the northern section.
Over the next three Thursday evenings, they are holding a series of free, guided walks of between 5 and 10 kilometres to showcase sections of the route to locals and visitors alike.
On July 25, walkers will meet at Toor, be bussed to Tooreenbrien Bridge and return on eight kilometres of forest roads. On August 1, the meeting point is Killoscully for a 9km trek to Doonane Woods Car Park. The final walk in the series is at Knockanroe Wood, Silvermines.
All walks start at 7pm – and finish at 9:30pm. These walks offer a great opportunity to experience some fantastic scenery in a very uncrowded part of the country. All are welcome. Please bring suitable footwear, rainwear, fluid, snack and mobile phone. Further information from 067-56676 / 34900 or 087-7390599.