Annual Fundraising Hillwalk and Ramble for Warmi Huasi Peru

Annual fundraising walk and ramble will take place on Sunday Oct 3rd 2021

View over Munakill Lake from Dough mountain

We are delighted to let you know that we are back on track with our annual fundraiser for Fr. Ed O'Connell's Peruvian charity Warmi Huasi. You are in for a treat this year whether you opt for the 2.5 hour (approx) ramble or the 3.5hr (approx) hill walk. We have a lovely route for you on Dough mountain, near Manorhamilton. The meeting point is the Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton for registration at 10.30am. 
Here are directions to the centre;  
GPS Coordinates
Lat: 54.306077643995344
Long: -8.175605143804887
Eircode; F91HCD9
As parking is limited at the start of the walk, people may be asked to carpool if they are comfortable to do so. Masks should be worn in this case. The car  journey to the start of the walk at Faughary is approx 7 minutes.

Ramble;  Departing Faughary 11.15 Sunday Oct 3rd

9 kms in total
4.5kms linear route each way
Total elevation of 280m
2.5 hours estimated time

Starting at Faughary, the walk will take us up Dough mountain via road initially and then on to a forest track/bog road passing the sand bank where the sand martins visit every Spring/Summer. There are fantastic views of the countryside on the ascent looking out over Benbo mountain and Glencar Valley.The walk will take us up to the Trig point at 577 m height. If we are lucky and the weather is clear, the views will be fantastic, looking out across Lough Melvin and all of the NW counties, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Fermanagh, Mayo, Roscommon and Cavan. Return along the same route back to Faughary. 

Please note; The forest track is rough ground, it may be wet and has some loose stones and potholes, therefore strong walking shoes, or hill walking boots are required. The walk is mainly on road and rough paths but we will be going off road to the trig point so waterproof shoes or boots are advisable. Suitable outdoor clothing is required, wet gear, hat and gloves.The forest track is not suitable for buggies or prams. No dogs permitted. Covid 19 guidelines must be adhered to throughout the event.

Hill Walk; Departing Faughary 11.00 Sunday Oct 3rd

Looped Walk
Total elevation 280m
3.5 hours estimated time

This walk will start at Faughary and will be on road for the first 20 minutes, then on to track and off road on to heather and bog. The views on the ascent, like the ramble, are breathtaking. The group will trek out to the trig point and then return to the bog road to take in the views over Lough Melvin and have a lunch stop. Descent will be via the bog road. There will be an option at the end of the walk to take a loop out to the archaeology site on Saddle Hill and return to Faughary

Please note; The forest track is rough ground, maybe wet and has some loose stones and potholes, we will be on rough ground with heather and bog for part of the walk therefore  hill walking boots are required. Suitable outdoor clothing is required, wet gear, hat and gloves. A hot drink and snack for lunch is advisable. Covid 19 guidelines must be adhered to throughout the event. No dogs permitted.

The organisers would like to thank the land owners who have given permission for this walk to take place on their property. A 'leave no trace' policy will be in operation and walkers are asked to be cognisant of this. The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club would also like to thank Manor Sports Hub for their support for the event.

Donations to the charity can be made on the day. Warmi Huasi, the charity we are supporting is a non governmental organisation based in San Benito and Ayacuchu, Peru. Fr, Ed O'Connell and his team work with children  on the margins, running, in normal times, afterschool services, homework clubs and libraries. Now in Covid times, it is tutoring via tablets or one to one as schools are not openFor more information on the work of Warmi Huasi visit their website;

There will be a donation box available on the day. There is no fixed amount, we appreciate all contributions.

100% of the funds raised on the day goes to the charity

Complimentary refreshments will be served after both walks.

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Children accessing education via tablets at Warmi Huasi project San Benito