Sligo Walking Festival 2019
January 25 - January 27
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 is now hosting the third annual countywide walking festival on Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sun 27th of January 2019.
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 hometown, 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.
One quirky twist of the weekend is the Night Hike designed to launch the festival on Friday night. Venturing out under a starlit sky with torches to light your way through this ancient landscape. This 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 information on the hikes and to book tickets visit: northwestadventuretours.ie/sligowalkingfestival
Image Credits: Mark Capilitan Photography