Calling all walkers to join Wexford Walking Trail on April 2nd and go that extra mile for a ‘Climb With Charlie’ walk along the scenic route from Kiltealy Village to the summit of Knockroe Hill in the Blackstairs Mountains.
This challenging walk is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will start in Kiltealy Village. We will walk with Charlie Bird in spirit every step of the way to the summit of Knockroe Hill, to raise valuable funds in aid of two very deserving charities – the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.
It will be a privilege for us to walk together with Charlie in our hearts, to highlight the challenges people must overcome in their daily lives because of serious illness.
Alan Corcoran | Walk With Charlie Event
SOUTHEAST RADIO INTERVIEW
On Tuesday, February 22nd, Wexford Walking Trail’s Rory O’Mahony joined Alan Corcoran on The Morning Mix programme to talk about the upcoming Walk with Charlie event in Kiltealy. Listen to the full interview here for all the details.
Interview published here with kind permission of Southeast Radio.
Start and Finish: Kiltealy Community Centre
Time: Walk open from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Parking: Kiltealy Village
Registration: Please register online before the walk
Route: Via Cullentra Trail to Scullogue Gap, up to Shannon’s Lane and onwards to the summit
Distance Option 1: 16.4km return walk;
Distance Option 2: 8km return walk; A bus will be available to bring participants from Kiltealy to Shannon’s Lane and back to Kiltealy after the walk
Family Friendly: Please note – this walk is not suitable for buggies.
Grade: Strenuous – a good level of fitness is required for this challenge
Duration: 2.5 hours to the hilltop for average walkers. Estimated total walking time 4 to 5 hours
Ascent: 400m above Kiltealy Village
Ground Conditions: Rocky path, mountain track, forest road, bogland
Assistance: Vehicles will be available at the bottom of Shannon’s Lane to assist on the return walk if required
On the Day: Walk at your own pace and walk the distance to suit your fitness level. Take your time and admire the amazing views
Please register before the walk.
REGISTRATION OPTION 1 – Register via iDonate
REGISTRATION OPTION 2 – Register on Eventbrite
- All funds raised will go directly to both charities.
- All event costs incurred will be borne by Wexford Walking Trail and by sponsorship
- Please donate and register before the walk
Thank you for registering and for your kind donation.
WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR:
- Comfortable, firm, waterproof footwear with good ankle support.
- Layers of comfortable, warm, wind-restistant clothing and a fleece or jacket
- Walking pants – jeans and cotton clothing are not recommended.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
- A small light rucksack
- Water and snacks
- Rain gear – a waterproof jacket and pants.
- Hat and gloves
- Extra socks
- Plasters such as hydrocolloid gel plasters
For more information on walking in County Wexford visit https://wexfordwalkingtrail.ie/
For excellent advice on preparing for your Climb With Charlie, visit the Mountaineering Ireland website at https://bit.ly/3Jihlym
Enjoy the challenge!