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Ramble Laytown/Gormanstown

January 30

Meeting Point: River Nanny Car Park HERE short distance from Laytown Train Station

Meeting Time:  10.00am (Train leaves Skerries 9.54 a.m. – driving time from Skerries approx. 25 minutes).

Walk Starting Time:10.15 a.m.   

Route:Gentle ramble along quiet country roads and beach.


Duration:2 ½ to 3 hours (including stops)  

Further Information: This is a 10kmeasy RAMBLE, not a hillwalk. 


Leader’s Note:

This is a gentle ramble. We start by  crossing the foot bridge over the River Nanny, then  quiet country roads, passing Mosney, Gormanstown Camp then onto the beach for the return journey back to Laytown.  Weather permitting we will get a different view of Skerries Islands and Rockabill lighthouse, along with views of the Clogher Head and the Mourne Mountains.

Please text Tony Mc Mahon by Friday 28th January if you intend going on the walk.  For ease of communication, updates and photo sharing a WhatsApp group will be set up. 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.  


Covid-19 related: Walkers are advised that they will be asked to confirm that they have no Covid-19 like symptoms and agree to walk at their own risk.  The organisers cannot accept any liability in the event of injury/Covid-19 infection.

Further information:

  • Please ensure that, at the very least, you have either hiking boots or walking shoes (no trainers), and depending on the weather forecast – multiple layers including a warm jacket/fleece, hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket and trousers, a flask with a hot drink, sandwiches/snacks, a litre of water and a small rucksack. If you are unsure about your gear check with leader a few days beforehand as anyone turning up with inadequate gear will not be permitted to walk.  Some might find a walking pole some help on this hike.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not wear any clothing made from denim, corduroy and cotton on the hike. 
  • 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. 
  • Never go ahead of the Leader without being sure of the way and let the leader know if you are leaving the walk early.

Laytown Beach

Days gone by.



January 30


Tony McMahon
Máire Jones