17th September 2017.
Meeting Point; Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10;00
Length; 5.2 miles, 8.5 KM.
Terrain; Surfaced road, boggy and heathery mountain track.
Maximum Elevation; 990 ft, 301 M.
Time; 3 hours.
Leader. Mary Ward.
Meelin Hill needs no introduction. It is on Annascaul’s doorstep and is the proving ground for many local mountaineers. It rises to just under 1000 feet and gives wonderful views of the mountains in every direction. Bring boots as there is a muddy section at one of the cols just West of the main summit.
24th September 2017.
Tralee to Spa and back.
Meeting point; Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10;00
Area; Tralee, Spa.
Starting and finishing point; Aquadome Tralee.
Length; 8.4 miles, 12.5 KM.
Terrain. New surfaced canal path, coastal track which may have muddy sections.
Time; 4 hours.
Leader. Delores Stack.
Meeting at 10;00 at Hanafin’s bar Annascaul we drive to Tralee and park at the Aquadome. Crossing the road we follow the new smooth path beside the ship canal to Blennerville. Crossing the road here we continue along the track to the Lock Gates. Here we follow a gravelled path to Cockleshell Road. From here we walk at the edge of farmers fields to Spa. It can be quite muddy in places here after rain so be sure to wear boots.
Having rested in Spa we return to Tralee back by the coast and the canal.