After participating in the Couch 2 Mountain Walking program, where participants had the choice of 3 weekly walks that gradually introduced them to the hills and hidden gems on their doorstep over 12 weeks, the Clogheen and Clonmel groups as well as others who joined in for the day participated in the Tipp Top Challenge, that brought them to the top of 3 local mountains.
Blessed with ideal walking conditions and with everyone going at a pace that they were comfortable with in a group environment that kept spirits raised all completed three wonderful mountain top walks finished off with fabulous refreshments each day as the walkers with tired limbs but still on a buzz of energy chatted freely on their days exploits.
3 Mountain Top Walking Challenges
1. Slievenamon – 5th August 2017
Slievenamon stands at 721m (2,365ft). At the top are dramatic views of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.
2. Knockmealdown – 12th August 2017
Knockmealdown 794m (2,605ft) is the highest peak of the Knockmealdown Range of mountains, located on the border of Tipperary and Waterford. The peak itself is in Co.Waterford and is the highest point in that county.
3. Galtymore – 19th August 2017
Galtymore 919m (3,015ft) is on the border between Tipperary and Limerick. It is the highest point in both counties. It is the tallest inland mountain in Ireland.