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Public invited to take part in tenth annual Peru charity Hill Walk and Ramble

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Public invited to take part in tenth annual Peru charity Hill Walk and Ramble

The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club and Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks invite you to join them for their tenth annual walk in aid of Warmi Huasi Women and Children’s project in Lima, Peru that is managed by Columban priest, Fr. Ed. O’Connell.

This year’s annual charity walk and ramble takes place on Sunday, November 4 at Arroo, Glenade starting at 11am with registration for it taking place at 10.30am. It is the 10th year of this fundraising walk for the Warmi Huasi project in Lima, Peru and the majestic Glenade Valley is the magical new location. 

There will be a ramble and a medium hill walk with guides for both followed by complimentary refreshments at Aghanlish Community Centre. The ramble will allow walkers to climb to the newly completed Arroo Trail head.

The Aghanlish Community Centre is located in the beautiful Glenade Valley (meaning Glen of Jealousy). The ramble is on a moderate, linear walk that follows an existing bog road before continuing onto the open hillside.

Meantime ramble walkers on this trail will see stunning views of Arroo Mountain, Keelogeyboy, Truskmore and out to Mullaghmore. The trail is located in an area of stunning natural beauty and is a special area of conservation with 360 panoramic views over the landscape.

Part of the walk is on paved paths and part on green roads surrounded by heather and hills. The distance for the charity ramble is 8 kilometres and walkers will climb during it to a height of 224 metres while it will take about two-and-a-half hours to complete.

The charity medium walk will be on the Arroo Trail and the Cliffs. The walk will start out from Aghanlish Community Centre and follow the bog road making a gentle climb to Iascin Lake from the northern side.

It will take in this small mountain lake and its environs, visit the magnificent cliffs overlooking Glenade Valley before descending by the Zig Zag path back to Aghanlish Community Centre.

The distance is 10 kilometres and the height climbed is 440 metres while its duration will be four to five hours. 

Complimentary refreshments served after walk. Donations to Warmi Huasi project welcome on the day. For more information on the projects please visit; click for link to Warmi Huasi – video from Warmi Huasi Therapy Project Reading Club San Benito Warmi Huasi.

All ramble and medium walkers are reminded by the organisers “please wear waterproof shoes/boots and clothing and bring a packed lunch and hot drink for the hill walk. Sorry, no dogs allowed as we’ll be on farmland.”

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