As Autumn approaches and school term start back, make a break for the hills and a date with ancient history and join the Wee Binnian Walkers for their 17th Annual Walking Festival from Friday, 7th to Sunday 9th September 2012.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2012 the Wee Binnians invite you to come along and help them make this festival an unforgettable occasion.
Based in Killeavey football club on the Forkhill road out of Newry, this independently run event with its ability to combine an active social scene with a wide variety of walks has created an ideal opportunity for a stimulating weekend break with walks straddling the border and exploring the beauty of the Mournes and Cooleys .
The opening walk is Slieve Gullion, relish the views from the top of an extinct volcano crowned with ancient burial cairns and a fabled lake, return to the present at its base with its new play parks and coffee shop.
Contrast the worked granite landscape of the Mourne mountains with their quarries and walls looking out to the Isle of Man with the possibly less familiar Cooleys and Slieve Foye where you’re walking through the ancient histories of the Táin, Cuchulainn and Queen Medbh.
With nine walks of varying grades over three days, a Blister Ball on Saturday night gaining its own legendary status and a welcome from all the club members who strive to make this festival the best they can, there’s something at this festival for everyone.
For more details, visit www.weebinnians.com