Walk right back to post lockdown happiness

Walk with us: At the launch of Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks were, back from left, Mary B. Clifford, Laune Mountaineering Club, Noel O’Neill, Dingle Hillwalking Club, Askea Calnan, Community Walking Programme Facilitator, Mícheál MacGuidhir, Dingle Hillwalking Club, Bridget Moriarty, Laune Mountaineering Club and, in front from left, Eithne Garvey, Dingle Hillwalking Club, Maurice Reen, Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club, Mary Pattwell and John Linehan, Ballymac Glenageenty Ramblers. Picture: Pauline Dennigan

WITH additional lockdown restrictions lifted and Kerry reopened for business, the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership has organised a new walking initiative as a continuation of Kerry County Council’s In this Together Kerry campaign.

Previous elements of the campaign included the Kerry Step Challenge, In the Bag and Let’s Get Kerry Cycling initiatives.

The new initiative, Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks, was devised and is made possible by the Sports Partnership collaborating with representatives of local hillwalking clubs. The walks will commence on the week beginning July 13 and will continue for six weeks and an invitation has been extended to the public to join in the series of low-level trail walks, which are suitable for all fitness levels.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to socialise and extend one’s social circle by meeting new people and getting active while being outdoors in nature,” said Community Walking Programme Facilitator Askea Calnan.

The walks will take place in the Sliabh Luachra, Killorglin, Ballymacelligott and Dingle, with participation by members of the Dingle Hillwalking Club, Ballymac-Glanageenty Ramblers, Laune Mountaineering Club and Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club.

Full information can be found on www.getkerrywalking.ie or on Facebook facebook.com/getkerrywalking. The cost is €10 plus a small service fee for all six walks.

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