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Hill Walk Barnavave Loop

September 9, 2020


Meeting Point: Tourist Office Car Park, Carlingford

Time:  10.15 a.m.

Walk Starting Time: 10.30 a.m.

Route: Barnavave Loop (Red Trail) – southern portion

Distance: 9 km

Duration: 3½ hrs including a break half way at the summit depending on weather conditions.

Height: Summit 350m

Leader: John Coleman (Mob: 087- 686 5243;  Email:  colemanjo@eircom.net)



1) Please ensure that, at the very least, you have hiking boots/shoes (no trainers), and depending on the weather forecast – multiple layers including a warm jacket/fleece, hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket and trousers, snacks, water and a small rucksack. If you are unsure about your gear check with the leader a few days beforehand as anyone turning up with inadequate gear will not be permitted to walk.

2) It is highly recommended that you do not wear any clothing made from DENIM/CORDUROY/COTTON on the hike.

3) The club is a supporter of the ‘Leave No Trace’ campaign so please ensure that you leave no litter (of any sort) on the hike route.

4) NEVER go ahead of the Leader without being sure of the way!


Leader’s Note:

We will follow the Red Trail Barnavave Loop (southern portion) from Carlingford Village (Map: OSI Sheet 36). The loop follows tarmac road, grassy track and mountain paths, starting off through the deserted village, then up to the summit of Barnavave. Weather permitting there are wonderful views of Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foye and the Mourne Mountains. Post walk refreshments and scone/sandwich in McKevitt’s Village Hotel, Carlingford for those who want to relax a while after it.  

Please text or email leader John Coleman by Monday 7th Sept. if you would like to go on the walk.  Walk is limited to Skerries Walking Club members only. 

Before the walk you will be asked to confirm a) you have not been outside the country in the last 14 days, b) you have no symptoms of Covid-19 – cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, c) you have not been in contact any confirmed case of Covid-19  or have been told to self-isolate in the last 14 days.

For ease of communication and updates a WhatsApp group will be set up for this walk. If you do not wish to be included in this WhatsApp group please let the leader know when you get in touch to book your place. 



Take the M1 North. Take exit 18 signposted for N52, Dundalk and Carlingford. Take 4th  exit at Roundabout, cross over M1, take 2nd exit at next roundabout onto the R173 signposted for Carlingford. Continue along R173 and then R175 for approximately 18km. Turn Left onto R176 signposted for Carlingford. Continue for 3.5km approx. Tourist Office Car Park will be on your left. Driving time from Skerries is 1 hour.

En route to Barnavave


September 9, 2020


John Coleman