It’s no use having a great diet without some exercise. As Stephen Walsh said in his book Plant Based Nutrition and Health, “We should no more expect diet alone to build strong bones than we would expect it to build strong muscles.”
16th February 2019 we joined a group of about a dozen from the Limerick Free Hiking Meet-up group for this 8 kilometre hike through woods, fields, roads and tracks up to one of the best views you could get in this corner of Clare.
The walk takes about two-and-a-half hours with a couple of short breaks.
We had no problem locating the trailhead: we came through Kilkishen and there are many brown direction signs along the way.
The trail starts with a kilometre of road, then the blue route takes you into dense canopy, very easy underfoot. A bit spooky but good with it.
The trail itself is really well signposted and marked, no worries getting lost. The trailhead image is like a map, so it means you start from the top.
A good place to stop for a break is Crag River Bridge.
Some parts are really steep and hard on the thighs but give a great workout. Molly the dog loved it – she’s never happier than when out walking with a bunch of human-shaped dogs (!) and she stuck with us the whole time.
There are livestock here and there – in the forest and higher up, no problem but you’d be advised to have your dog under control around fields.
The final views from the highest point are superb, right across to the Shannon, the Burren and beyond. We were lucky to get a reasonably clear day, not too cold. Very highly recommended walk – keeps you fit and your efforts to the top are rewarded.
On the way down, you pass the Sunyata centre.
Post 0035, 15/03/2019