Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017: Friday Sept 29th–Sunday Oct 1st
Wexford Walking Trail welcome you to our fourth annual festival, giving you a flavour of Wexford’s stunning coastline and historic sites along the south-east tip of Ireland. Wexford Walking Trail is a County Wexford based network showcasing a range of trails throughout the county – from mountain, coastal and forest to heritage walks reflecting the rich tapestry of our natural and built heritage. In organising this year’s festival Wexford Walking Trails would like to highlight our unique coastal ecosystems and our maritime heritage. The richness and diversity of Wexford’s heritage will be vividly conveyed through our series of guided walks which will take place over this festival weekend. We hope you enjoy what we have planned for this weekend and remember, this is just a flavour of Wexford and its trails.
To assist us plan these events we would appreciate if you could register your interest in attending any or all of these events via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: Mary: +353 86 163 3341 Catherine: +353 87 418 9740
Friday 29th September 2017
5:15PM – Maritime Walking Trail in Rosslare Harbour
Led by John Boyce and Micheal Delaney who will share stories of Rosslare Harbour’s rich maritime heritage and give a tour of Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat. (Hi-viz jackets are required and some will be available but please bring your own if possible.)
Registration at 5.15pm – Meet at the Viewing Point (Walking Trailhead: Go past Supervalu heading towards the harbour and it is immediately on the left.)
7:15PM Reception and festival launch in the Rosslare Maritime Heritage Centre, Rosslare Harbour.
Join us for refreshments and a brief history of the Centre.
Saturday 30th September 2017
10:00AM Ballyteigue Burrow, Kilmore Quay
This guided 2-hour walk along one of the finest sand dune systems in Ireland is accompanied by the ecologist Jim Hurley. Grade: Easy. (4.5km walk)
Registration at 10:00am – Meet at the car park beside the playground in Kilmore Quay.
2:30PM Tintern Trails
The Foxboro / River Trail combination includes a stroll through the Colclough Walled Gardens.
Grade: Easy to moderate. (8km walk)
Complimentary refreshments in the Colclough Memorial Hall, Saltmills including a photographic introduction to Tintern.
Registration at 2.30pm at the Vine Cottage car park in Saltmills.
7:00PM Dinner – Neville’s Bar, Fethard
Special rate of €20.00 for 2 course meal with tea/coffee. Please confirm your booking by 28th Sept – email: email@example.com
9:45PM Tintern Trail – Walk in the dark experience
Head torches and high-viz jackets advisable. Grade: Easy to moderate. (5km walk)
Registration at 9.45pm at Vine Cottage car park in Saltmills.
Sunday 1st October 2017
10:00AM – New Ross: Lacken Hill – Millstream Trail
A guided 4-hour looped walk by The Ponds, to the Dunbrody Forest and the summit of Lacken Hill. Return walk to Mannion’s Pub. Grade: Easy to moderate. (15km walk) Complimentary refreshments at Mannion’s Pub.
Registration at 10.00am at Mannion’s Pub, New Ross. (off the N30)
After the walk enjoy a stroll in the gardens at Woodville House. (€2 entry)
12:00 Noon – Dunbrody Forest
A 40-minute forest walk. Grade easy. Optional botanical treasure hunt for children. Face painting with Craft Central. (€2 per child)
2:30PM Ros Tapestry Guided Tour
A tale told in thread. (€5 – booking essential)
Please register your interest in attending any or all of these events via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: Mary: +353 86 163 3341 Catherine: +353 87 418 9740
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