do the "Fifty Shades of Hen" walk!

Sounds intriguing, does'nt it? This is the ultimate poultry fancier's route.... bring a crate with you! We are going to walk through the Old Downs Village and take the pack horse trail up onto Downs Hill, enjoying wonderful views over Bray Head and over to Killiney Hill. We will then take an old trail through deepest Calary, to visit a wonderful farmyard full of hens, geese, guinea fowl and rabbits. They don't come any more free range than you find them here, and there are wonderful breeds of hens, running around the hedges and roadways. When we leave the farm yard we take a small local road around to the entrance of the Altidore Wood and loop around through a very pleasant wood with a lot of beech trees and rejoin our original packhorse trail. This is a lovely loop of 12 km plus with only one eight minute slope. Great views over the Wicklow mountain range are guaranteed...

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  • Dermot

    Sheep, crocodiles, now erotic hens....what next!? "Bring a crate" - what size? Is it for a hen, eggs, looking over a wall, or any one of 50 other reasons?

    May 20, 2013

    • Marian O.

      Hi Moya we miss you hope you are back with us soon.

      May 23, 2013

    • Moya B.

      Me to Marion. Every Saturday I miss my Nordic friends and wish I was with you all. Expected to be up and running by now, I am so disappointed I am going to miss the mini marathon too.

      May 27, 2013

  • Aidan

    Thanks Dairine. Really enjoyable walk on the most perfect day. Looking forward to my omelette tomorrow morning!

    May 25, 2013

  • Dermot

    Thank you again Dairine. A beautiful walk through a hidden part of the Wicklow countryside, with fabulous views, farmyards, and beckoning hills - with a great friendly group.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, thank you very much for these informations. Sadly I had to cancel my being there for tomorrow, I still have work to do and am quite tired already ! I hope I can join you for another walk soon.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, is it possible to go to the meeting point without a car... I am actually coming from Dublin, and not sure of the journey...

    May 23, 2013

    • Dairine N.

      Hi Gabrielle and welcome to the group - just to let you know, there is a charge of €8 for each walk which includes the use of the poles. You should get the 145 (leaves from the city centre every ten minutes) to Kilmacanogue which is its last stop. You should aim to be there by 1.15 and come to the car park of the pub - the Glencormac Inn. We will be meeting there and you can get a lift from there and we will try and get you a lift back to the city or at least back to the bus stop. Look forward to meeting you. My number is[masked] if you get lost or have any other questions. Dairine

      May 24, 2013

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