The Galtys from Kings Yard.
Watching the weather all weekend hoping for a break so we could take the long drive to Carrauntouhill and possibly get our feet into some snow, but alas it was not to be. Instead we headed to The Galtys with a forecast for snow showers. We set off from Kings Yard at approx 8.45 am and headed for PigeonRock Glen, turning right towards The BlackRock river, hiking slowly up the valley under Knockaterriff, Carrigeen and on up onto Lyracappul for a well earned rest and a snack. From there the cloud would drift in and out offering us fleeting glances of the fertile green pastures in the Glen of Aherlow. Then onto Carraignabinnia, taking is some of Slievecushnabinnia and finally onto Galty Mor for another well earned rest and some more fuel for the legs, it was then time to start the long walk down Knockduff, Knocknagalty and back to Kings yard for the tea and sandwiches kindly supplied by Theresa Watkins. This was a 5 hour, 16km hike across a beautiful part of Ireland and i would encourage any of you thinking of a hike over the coming months to give this magical part of Tipperary a closer look. Cathal Climb Ireland
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