Over the Easter weekend 170 walkers participated in the 21st North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival run by The Holey Soles Walking Group. This year the walks were based around Rossinver, the registration centre being at the Home Bar.
On Saturday 102 walkers participated in the two hill walks - the longer walk to Aroo and the shorter to Sheenun. The early mist on the hills cleared to reveal spectacular views of Lough Melvin and across Leitrim, Donegal, Fermanangh, Sligo and Cavan. Afterwards the walkers returned to the Home Bar in Rossinver for a very welcome meal.
On Sunday there were two hill walks and a short ramble on offer. 49 hill walkers headed out. One group to the hill loughs on Aroo and the second group to Saddle Hill. Once again the walkers really appreciated the unusual warm dry weather that was a feature of the weekend.
19 adults and children took part in the Ramble which was a shorter walk beside Fowley’s Falls.
All walkers arrived back to the Home Bar for a bowl of soup and a few drinks in the late afternoon sunshine before they departed to various corners of the country. All enjoyed a great weekend of walking and socialising in Lovely Leitrim and we look forward to welcoming many of them back in the future.
A special thank you to all the festival’s sponsors, to the Home Bar staff, to our volunteer walk leaders and registration staff, and Sligo / Leitrim Mountain Rescue who were on stand-by for the event. Happily we did not need to call them out!