15th December 2019.
Holly Walk. Camp.
Meeting Point; Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00
Starting and finishing point; Glannagalt old railway station.
Distance; 4 miles, 6 KM.
Time; 3 hours 10 minutes.
Maximum Elevation; 932 ft, 285 M.
Terrain; Rough minor road, sheepfarm, wet open mountainside.
Having met at Hanafin’s bar Annascaul we drive towards Tralee. We park at the highest poinnt of this road which used to be the old railway station. Beginning here we have a lovely easy circular walk through the Glannagalt valley. Initially we walk downhill on the narrow rough road to the famous well at the roadside which has medicinal qualities. Then we meet Brigid who lives in the area and she will show us around her sheep farm and point us towards the holly trees there. Then we walk uphill through fields to the top of Glannagalt mountain and gradually turn Eastwards to finish again beside our cars at the old station.
Finger food will be provided in Fitzgeralds, the Junction Bar, Camp afterwards.
Annascaul walks follows a “Leave no Trace” code of practice.