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Philip Walking hill walking guide service in Sligo, nth Roscommon and Leitrim. Available 7 days a week for individuals and groups. Enjoy the Irish hills, pick up some map reading skills, learn about flora, fauna, geology, local history and mythology.
Philip James is a qualified mountain leader who has been leading walks in Ireland for more than 10 years and is chairman of the Boyle Curlew Walkers, a hill walking club based in Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Available 7 days a week to take individuals, families and groups on walks into the Irish hills where they can learn to enjoy nature, pick up a few map reading skills, learn about flora and fauna as well as weather, geology and local history and mythology. Focussed in the Leitrim, north Roscommon and Sligo areas which have a number of national trails that are maintained to a good standard. Offering walks that suit all levels of hill walker from the person trying hillwalking for the first time to seasoned ramblers.
Access the the region is excellent as the N4 national route runs right through the area and Ireland West Airport in Knock links the region to 27 international airports. Four interesting reasons why hill walkers and lovers of the outdoors would find Sligo, north Roscommon and Leitrim a good location for their next walking holiday:
1. You are within easy access of 3 of Ireland’s national way marked trails, The Leitrim Way, The Miners Way and The Historical Trail. The combined length of these trails is almost 120 kilometres.
2. Carrick-on-Shannon is just 16 kilometres from The Miners Way and the Arigna Mining Experience. You also have trail heads in Drumshanbo, Keadue, Boyle and Castlebaldwin.
3. Sligo and Roscommon are Megalithic tomb hotspots, with one of the highest concentrations of Neolithic passage tombs in Ireland, the most spectacular of which are Carrowmore and Carrowkeel.
4. Benbulben and Knocknarea Mountains are iconic landmarks for the region. Benbulben with its flat top and western end pointed out to the sea. Knocknarea famous for its 60 metre hilltop cairn Queen Maeve’s Grave. Both mountains have fantastic views over Sligo Bay.