These are exciting times for Sligo and Northwest of Ireland, with huge announcements for adventure sports and cool new events bubbling up across the county it is no surprise that Sligo are now hosting the fourth annual county wide walking festival on Fri 7th, Sat 8th and Sun 9th of February 2020.
Local award winning adventure providers Northwest Adventure Tours are collaborating with a number of activity providers and the Riverside Hotel to put together an enticing package that is attractive for both visitors coming to Sligo for the first time and for locals looking for a new perspective of their home town, i.e. an elevated one. The Walking Festival aims bring visitors to Sligo and showcase the stunning natural beauty of the area.
The team at Northwest Adventure Tours is looking forward to meeting walkers old and new out on the hills. “We have included a wide variety of walks so there is sure to be a walk to suit to your individual level of fitness”. 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.
For more info: http://northwestadventuretours.ie/sligowalkingfestival