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Sligo Walking Festival
February 7 - February 9
Location: Sligo - Ireland
The fourth annual Sligo Walking Festival will take place from February 7th-9th .
The event includes a wide variety of exciting routes, with walks for every level of fitness taking place across the county.
The team at Northwest Adventure Tours is looking forward to meeting walkers old and new out on the hills. Walks are graded as either A, B or C depending on fitness level or just what you might feel up to on the weekend in question. A walks are for very experienced hikers involving greater distances and more hills. B walks are for experienced hill walkers or those with a standard of fitness and ability usually gained through regular exercise. C walks are for leisure or regular walkers, these are the easiest walks and require some basic fitness and the ability to walk for 2-3 hours on flat or easy rolling terrain.
Bus transfers leave from the Riverside Hotel and are included as part of the package so leave your car behind and allow the adventurers to shuttle you around for the weekend. There is so much on in Sligo over the walking festival weekend with markets, live music gigs and great places to eat. It’s the perfect weekend to explore a hikers dream terrain then kick back, eat some delicious food and be entertained.
A few quirky twists of the weekend are the Saturday night Sligo Town Tour where you visit some of Sligo Towns historic sights, Sundays Knocknarea Hike which ends with ice cream treats at the famous Mammy Johnstons and the Friday Night Hike designed to launch the festival will see participants guided to the ancient burial grounds of Carrowkeel where our guides entertain with the history of the site followed by an Astrophotography demonstration by a local photographer. Venturing out under a starlit sky with torches to light your way through this ancient landscape does indeed seem to be the perfect chilled out yet exhilarating start to a weekend of entertaining adventure that Northwest Adventure Tours are well renowned for.
To further details and to book tickets visit http://northwestadventuretours.ie/sligowalkingfestival/