First Walking Festival for Foxford

The Foxford Ramblers Walking Club in County Mayo will be hosting the Inaugural Foxford Walking Festival from 21st to 23rd October 2011.

The Festival kicks off on Friday 21st with a Welcome Reception and Registration at 8pm at the Foxford Sport and Leisure Centre.

There will be three guided walks each day on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October and these walks will be graded as Hard, Moderate, or Easy to ensure something for all fitness levels.

The Easy walk on Sunday 23rd is a Family Nature Walk in nearby Drummin Wood led by well known ecology expert Chris Huxley.

There will also be entertainment on Saturday and Sunday at the Foxford Sport and Leisure Centre, with TV personality Dale Treadwell’s “Naturally Wild Show” for the kids as well as bouncing castle and refreshments available.

All in all it should be a great weekend with something for everyone and the Foxford Ramblers are confident of a great turnout for this, the first, of what they hope will be many Walking Festivals.

For further information, you can contact foxfordwalkingfestival@gmail.com or phone 094-9257684. The Festival website www.foxfordwalkingfestival.com has all the details.

Foxford Walking Festival 2011 Schedule
Fri 21st October
18.00-20.00 Welcome Reception and Registration
20.00-late Music and craic in local pubs

Sat 22nd October
08.00-09.00 Registration for Ox Mountain Trail walkers & tea/coffee in FS&LC
09.00-09.15 Briefing for Ox Mountain Walkers
09.15 Bus departs FS&LC for Ox Mountain Walk
10.00 Ox mountain walk commences from Bonniconlon

09.30-10.30 Registration for Foxford/Tavnaghmore walkers
10.45-11.00 Briefing for Tavnaghmore walkers
11.00 Tavnaghmore walk departs centre

10.30-11.30 Registration for Callow Loop walkers
11.45-12.00 Briefing for Callow Loop walkers
12.00 Callow Loop walkers depart centre

14.00-17.00 De-Registration for all walkers at FS&LC with tea & coffee

2pm-6pm Entertainment and bouncy castle at FS&LC
Dale Treadwell’s “Naturally Wild” show and refreshments available.

Sunday 23rd October
08.30-09.30 Registration for Foxford/Larganmore walkers & tea/coffee in FS&LC
09.45-10.00 Briefing for Larganmore walkers
10.00 Foxford/Larganmore walk departs from centre

09.15-10.15 Registration for Cunnagher to Pontoon walkers
10.15-10.30 Briefing for Cunnagher walkers
10.30 Bus departs leisure centre for Cunnagher walk
11.00 Walk commences from Cunnagher

12.30-13.30 Registration at FS&LC for Drummin Nature Walk with Chris Huxley
14.00 Nature walk begins at Drummin Wood

14.00-16.00 De-Registration for all walkers at FS&LC with tea & coffee. Presentation of certificates.

13.00-17.00 At FS&LC – entertainment, bouncy castle, refreshments, Dale Treadwell.

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