This festival of walking has been taking place in the Ox Mountains near Aclare in Co. Sligo for many years now and has grown into a great weekend for visitors and locals alike. The local organisers, the Ox Mountain Development Company, go out of their way to show people a great time. Not only are there great walking and affable guides, there is great hospitality as well. Being met with a van-load of hot tea and sweet cake is only one of the many tricks theses lads and lassies can pull out of the hat. Soup and a beer in the local pub, Joe Dan’s after your walk is another treat.
The walks cater for all interests and abilities. There are usually three walks each day for the 3 days of the festival. You can do some or all days, suit yourself. The Ox Mountains are rugged but they are so rewarding for the walker. Deserted cottages and shaded laneways are a feature of the foothills while wide open spaces and embryonic mountain rivers are a sight to behold in the uplands.
There are lots of places to stay locally from local B&Bs to hotels in nearby Tubbercurry. Of course we hope you might be tempted to stay with us at Moy River B&B, just 15 minutes from the starting point for the walks each day.
Visit http://www.southsligowalkingfestival.com/ for more details.