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Ramble Naas/Corbally Branch Canals
Meeting Point: Sallins Train Station
Time: 10.15 a.m.
Walk Starting point: Sallins Train Station Walk Starting Time: 10.30 a.m.
Route: Sallins to Naas along the Naas Branch Canal, then part of the Corbally Branch Canal and return.
Distance: 15 km
Duration: 3-3.5 hrs
Leaders: John Coleman & Mary Collins (Mob: 087 – 686 5243; Email: email@example.com)
This is an EASY RAMBLE
1) Please ensure that, at the very least, you have good 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 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!
This is a very pleasant and interesting stretch of waterway, passing by five locks within two miles on the Naas Branch which is a challenge for boat crews but adds to the interest of the route for the walker. We pass the Leinster Mills, which was built in 1790 on the canal bank so that grain-laden barges could easily discharge their cargoes. At Naas Harbour there is the restored harbour warehouse and its beautifully restored crane with the ornate curved jib that once lifted sacks and containers for delivery to the merchants of the town. From Naas we will do a stretch of the Corbally Branch before returing along the same route back to Sallins.
Please text or email leader John Coleman by Sat. 12th June if you would like to go on the walk.
Walk is limited to Skerries Walking Club members only (max. 15). Also please provide mob. phone number for contact. 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 with 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 M50/N7, turn off at Johnstown for Naas (exit 9 – R445), at second roundabout take 2nd exit Monread Road, straight through two roundabouts to roundabout on Sallins Rd/R407, take 3rd exit over the M7 to Sallins & Naas Train Station on the right hand side. Driving time from Skerries is 55 mins.