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Ramble Phoenix Park

March 6


Meeting Point: Douglas & Kaldi Cafe, Ashtown

Time:  10.00 a.m. for a coffee & scone 

Walk Starting Point:  Douglas & Kaldi Cafe  

Walk Starting Time: 10.45 a.m.

Route: Loop walk from Ashtown taking in the Ashtown Visitors Centre, the Papal Cross, Peoples’ Garden, Wellington Monument, Magazine Fort, Knockmaree Dolmen, the Furry Glen and back to the Ashtown.

Distance: 12km

Duration: 3.5 hrs


This is an EASY RAMBLE



Leader’s Note:

This is a very pleasant 12km/3.5 hr Easy Ramble with a loop route from Ashtown, taking in the Ashtown Visitors Centre, then over to the Papal Cross, down to the Magazine Fort, across by the cricket grounds to the Tea Rooms, around the Peoples’  Garden and across to the Wellington Monument, returning to Ashtown via the 15 Acres, the Knockmaree Dolmen, the Furry Glen Pond and the Ordnance Survey, followed by a short stretch of the Royal Canal Way (see map attached for reference). Hopefully we might have a close encounter with the deer as has happened on previous Phoenix Park walks.

We will meet at Skerries Train Station to catch the 08.52 a.m. train to Connolly (arr. 09.29 a.m.), then the 09.50 a.m. Maynooth train (platform 7) to Ashtown, arriving 10.04 a.m. A coffee & scone in Douglas & Kaldi Cafe beside the train station before heading off on the walk. Refreshments & food for those who want to relax at the end of the walk in the adjoining Lock Keeper Bar. For those driving there is on-street parking both just straight over the level crossing and along the road immediately to the left at Ashtown coming from the Navan Rd. direction. Note: parking in SuperValu car park is limited to 4 hrs.

Return trains from Ashtown:

dep. Ashtown 14.35   arr. Connolly   14.52 pl. 6     dep. 15.27 pl. 4   arr. Skrs.  15.59

                       15.04                            15.21 pl. 6            15.50 pl.7                     16.23

                       15.34                            15.52 pl. 4            16.28 pl. 7                    17.00

                       16.17                            16.35 pl. 1            17.00 pl. 6                    17.33

                       16.36                            16.53 pl. 6            17.12 pl. 3                    17.43  

Please text leader John Coleman by Tues. 5th Mar. if interested in going on the walk along with a mob. phone number for contact and indicating whether meeting up in Skerries or Ashtown.




March 6