The Hike Life, Slievenamon Sunday 27th October

Hello Tipperary, 

I can’t wait to do My Hike Life event down home again on Sunday 27th October. This is a very special hike not only because it’s my favourite place to go and probably the mountain I’ve hiked the most but it’s a Halloween special. Yes, that’s right as Pat Short would say fancy dress is welcome and I’ll even pick a best dressed winner to win a THL hat and cookbook!

Please read all the details below before registering for the hike so you are well prepared and understand what’s ahead of you. Also, if you’re looking for a post hike feed, I’ll see you guys in Dooks in Fethard for the best food in Tipp.

The sign up will go live on Sunday at 8pm over on Eventbrite here, set a reminder and join my event page to ensure you don’t miss out. 

  • Meeting point: Kilcash Community Hall Car Park
  • GPS: Kilcash Community Centre
  • Cark park is free
  • Rout: Summit Path, straight up and down
  • Difficulty: Hard but manageable
  • Length: 7.5 km
  • Duration: 2-2.5 hours
  • Elevation: 721m

It’s important to note that for the first 1 km we will be walking on a road so we will keep the group together and single file until we hit the mountain path. The hike is straight up with one clear path to follow, it’s steep but a great one for a morning sweat and to feel the burn. I love it, I try to do it every time I’m home for the fresh air and lovely views of the valley.

Equipment needed; 

  • Hiking Boots.
  • Raingear
  • Water
  • SPF- even if it’s not sunny!
  • Spare pair of sock/clothes/shoes for after- you don’t need to carry these but have them ready for your return. 
  • Determination! Oh, and CASH for donation.

Charity: The selected charity for this hike is the Deise Animal Sanctuary. They rescue all kinds of animals. It’s also where Rachel adopted baby Nell! Let’s all help to try make a difference by raising funds to support them 🙂 The donation is at your discretion.

Dogs: Must be kept on a lead always there is sheep along this trail, keep your dog safe and on the lead. Also don’t forget those poo bags.

Some other bits to know;
The walk is fantastic but it’s important to keep alert, the winds are felt up high, take in the views but be careful to keep your footing. Also, PLEASE ensure your car is locked and you DO NOT leave anything valuable in there.

Lastly, on these walks we like to practice the principle of “leave no trace” so anything we bring up with us must also come down with us, food wrappers, bottles, even banana peel!

By registering to this event, you acknowledge and agree to the below; 
I acknowledge that this activity in which I am participating, involves risks. I hereby release the organiser (Roz Purcell) from all claims of personal injury, property damage, illness which may occur from food, causes of action or claims of any kind arising from my participation. I agree to pay the cost of my emergency evacuation of my person or belongings that may be necessary. I affirm that I am aware of the nature of this activity, its length, duration and degrees of difficulty and that I am properly equipped and physically able to participate. I have no medical or other condition which might preclude my participation.
The Lead Guide may require or advise an individual, or individuals, to abort an ascent, refrain from continuing / return to starting point if they believe that a person or person’s health is at risk, if a person is not coping, or may not cope, with the technical, physical or mental demands of the activity/course, if an illegal act has been or may be committed, or conduct is, may become, or has been, detrimental to the safety, enjoyment or well-being of the group as a whole or of any individual within the group.