Charity Hillwalk and Ramble Sunday Oct 8th 2023 Leitrim Ireland

                              Glencar Lake

Our annual charity walk will be in Glencar, Leitrim this year. Registration is at Glencar TeaShed from 10.00am. The hill walk departs at 11am, ramble departs 11.15. There is no charge for the walks but contributions to the Warmi Huasi project in Peru would be very welcome on the day. 

If you can't attend but would like to make a donation, you can do so by buying a ticket on this link: BUY TICKET HERE

For more info on the Warmi Huasi project CLICK HERE (please hit translate button for English)

For directions to Glencar TeaShed Click CLICK HERE 

Refreshments will be served after both walks at Glencar TeaShed

Here are descriptions of the routes, these are subject to change if necessary

Walkers on Glencar Escarpment with lake view below
Glencar Escarpment

Hill Walk

Walk starts at the Glencar Waterfall carpark and follows the Cumeen’s Trail, a bog road which ascends to the top of Glencar Valley escarpment. The ascent is steady but steep. Cumeen’s Trail ends at Largandoon – Height 360 meters (The Hill of the Fort) and leads into wild remote open moorland. At the top, walkers turn right and walk East along the lesser known cliffs of Glencar, through the townlands of Formoyle and Glasdrumman. Walkers then retrace their steps back to the Glencar TeaShed for refreshments.

Duration; 4 hours approx  Distance; 10km Height; TBA


The walk starts at the Glencar Waterfall and follows the Cumeen’s Trail, a bog road which ascends to the top of Glencar Valley escarpment. There is a climb at the start but pace will be easy. Enjoy fabulous views over to Knocknarea en route. We'll stop for a cuppa at the half way mark. You will be treated to the most incredible views over Sligo Bay, Truskmore, Leanne, the Leitrim Hills and Glencar Lake & Valley. There will be a gradual ascent and descent on the walk with regular breaks to enjoy the scenery. We will be traversing bog and heather heather for a short period, there is an option to opt out of that if you'd prefer. Walking boots are advised for that section

Duration of ramble 2 - 2.5 hours approx Distance 7 km approx Height 270 m

Strictly no dogs allowed please



I for myself, my executors, administrators and assigns hereby release disclaim and

discharge the organisers of the above walk (including the Guides) and also the

landowners or occupiers over whose land the walk traverses from all liability in respect

of personal injury occurring to myself, howsoever caused, and all loss and damage to my

property caused before during or 24 hours after the walk.

I understand that I participate in the walks completely at my own risk.

I acknowledge that if I have a health issue, it is my responsibility and mine alone, to take

appropriate steps in safeguarding myself. I declare that I am fully fit and capable of doing

a strenuous hill walk.

I fully understand that, like mountain sports and other such outdoor activities, hill

walking is a dangerous sport with a risk of personal injury or death and that I walk at my

own risk, and I accept these risks and I am responsible for my own actions and


I understand that if I want insurance, I must insure myself.

I understand that it is myself who is responsible for getting the proper instruction in the

techniques and equipment necessary for hiking or hill walking or scrambling or climbing

or mountaineering and I assume all responsibility for injuries to myself or to third parties.

I understand that I cannot bring a dog on this walk.

I understand that the Organisers of this walk do not recognise any liability for injury or

damage caused to, or by, walkers, climbers, third parties or property arising from such


I understand that if any person participating in this walk, including myself, helps others,

for example by advising a route, showing the way, reading a map or SatNav/GPS,

helping others over fences, steep or rough terrain, streams or such obstacles, or making

suggestions, that does not incur or imply any responsibility on that participant. It is only

myself who is responsible for myself in any such interactions.

I have read and understood and agree to this disclaimer with its general principle that I

understand that nobody else is responsible for me and I’m not responsible for anyone

Conditions for Participation in Walks

Local landowners grant permission for these walks over their land on condition that they will not be held liable in respect of any personal injury, loss or damage however caused to any walker and his/her property. All walkers are advised to arrange their own insurance.

Hill walking & rambling are activities which have a risk of injury or death. You are personally responsible for ensuring that you are fit and able to complete the walk(s) you have selected and
that you bring suitable equipment and provisions with you. Walks are weather dependent & may be changed without notice at the leader’s discretion.  Please read the Guidelines for Participants HERE

All Walkers Please Note

Permission for access to land relates specifically and exclusively to the North Leitrim Glens Walking Festival and does not permit similar walks by any individual or group at any other time. Walkers who abuse this make it increasingly difficult for us to arrange Festival walks with local landowners.

Please don't do it.