Hike To Heal - Slí Gráinne Mhaol

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Granuaile Loop Walk

Slí Gráinne Mhaol

Derreen

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Hike To Heal Combines Nature, Mindfulness and Traditional Teachings to encourage a healthy life balance and sense of wellbeing.

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Hike To Heal is an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, increase physical fitness and reconnect to nature, building a deeper understanding of rural Ireland and the ways of life in times gone by.

As we traverse the first section of the trail, we contemplate and work through mental, emotional or energetic blocks which are preventing us from moving forward on projects, relationships, or having the clarity of direction we need. Each journey is personal, and sharing with the small group is optional.

As we reach the mid way point, we will take time to integrate the sense of overcoming our challenge and also take a moment to absorb the beauty of the land, the surroundings and the teachings we have encountered on our journey.

Our return will involve contemplating new intentions and goals that you set for yourself to move forward with your projects, goals or situation you are facing, sending you on a journey with a fresh outlook on life and better equipped to handle whatever your situation is.

Slí Gráinne Mhaol (Granuaile Loop Walk) is a challenging yet immensely rewarding walk which takes in the kingdom of the remarkable Pirate Queen Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O'Malley), and allows us to channel her warrior strength and perseverance on our journey, and contemplate how we can incorporate this when needed to overcome challenges in our own everyday lives.

Breathtaking views include Croagh Patrick across Clew Bay, the cliffs of Ashleam Bay, Clare Island and the natural and preserved beauty of the Mayo countryside.

Cultural interest points is the desolate village of Ailt, Leachtaí (stone cairns) from an ancient funeral path, part of which crosses over the trail and Gráinne Mhaol's castle which can be seen in the distance, located at Kildownet.

Distance: Approx 7km, 3 - 4 hours.

Difficulty: Moderate Fitness (Can be strenuous in parts due to uneven ground and moor/bogland soft ground)

Meeting Point: Granuaile Loop Walk Starting Point (Car Park is across from Patten's Pub, Dereen, Co. Mayo)

Recommended Gear: Walking boots, warm waterproof clothing, walking sticks (optional), water.

Please note that pre-registration is required and places are limited. Children may find this walk tiring. For this reason I would advise them not to attend this particular hike.

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