Lee Valley Walking
Shehy Mountains, Ballingeary, Cork
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Walking in nature is proven to have added benefits

Wednesday 7pm: Archaeology Walk to celebrate the Summer Solstice

Friday 10am: A 5k quiet country road trek to one of the Lee Valley's hiden tower houses

Saturday 10am: A short hill-climb with views of the entire Upper Lee Valley

Sunday 9am: Boat trip and walk Muckross - Brandon Cottage - Torc Waterfall

" The Lee Valley Hill Walking Group are a great bunch of people. Very friendly group and great walks. The best part is that you can go at your own pace and there is a lovely positive flow while walking. The locations that Catherine picks are just so beautiful. Catherine is like a fountain of knowledge from nature to mountains, she has it well covered! Catherine is so friendly and welcoming. I had a great time out walking with her and all the gang."

Private guiding or join a group

Guided walks for everyone 2017

Scheduled Guided walks 2017
Day hikes on Sundays,
Wednesday evening treks,
Friday and Saturday morning walks

Sunday (from 9am): Weekly walks (10 to 20k- 6 to 12 miles) including hill-walks

Friday morning (10am to 12noon): Weekly (very relaxed up to 5k -3 miles)

Saturday morning (10am to 2pm): Weekly (up to 10k-6 miles) including short hill-walks

Wednesday evening from 7pm: Weekly May to Aug (up to 10k- 6 miles) including short hill-walks

many walks are suitable for families

Bespoke treks and walking breaks

We will listen to you and carefully plan your hike, walking break or trekking holiday to suit you or your group.


Become a member: Regular walkers can join the Lee Valley Walking Group and avail of our
reduced rate of €10 per walk.
Annual MEMBERSHIP of €50 (Oct 1 to Sept 30)

Members are kept informed of all upcoming walks.

Private guiding is available for visiting individuals and groups.

00353 (0)87 2231225
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Twitter @leevalleywalks

Walks ‘as Gaeilge’
Is brea linn an teanga agus ta failte roimh gach einne Gaeilge a labhairt ar na siuloidi


What they said:

"Joining Lee Valley Walking has introduced me to the delights of hill-walking. I've explored and enjoyed so many hidden treasures that lie almost on my own doorstep. Catherine's enthusiasm and passion for the environment ensures that we don't just walk the tracks that lead to the lakes and rivers, valleys and mountains but also take time to 'stop and stare' and admire the wonderful world around us. Through Lee Valley Walking I've had the opportunity to meet so many lovely, interesting people and to have lots of laughs along the way."

"Thanks for a great walk yesterday"

"Thanks for a gr8 walk last week"

"Another great day out."

"Thanks. I really enjoyed 2day."

"Great walk last Sunday. One of the best."

"Thanks again for a lovely day out."

"Thanks for yesterday it was a gr8 day."

"I recently participated in a walk organised by Lee Valley Walking. It was a truly enjoyable experience. The guide knew the area and the history so well. The atmosphere in the group was welcoming and we walked at a pace that suited everyone in the group. A wonderful experience in a most scenic area. I look forward to taking part in more of the walks."

"Thanks for the weekend Catherine. It was a brilliant happy go lucky few days on the Sheep's Head."

"Great weekend."

"Great walks and wonderful how you organized the weather against all the odds..."

"Great week-end thanks."


Because we deal with small groups booking is essential. Sunday walks are be booked before 8pm on Friday. Wednesday bookings (summer only) taken on Tuesday evening by 6pm.


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Irish language walks
Siuloidi as Gaeilge

Tá na siuloidi oiriúnach do dhaoine atá ag foghlaim na teangan.
Uaireanta is dócha go mbíonn eagla ar dhaoine atá ar bheagáin Gaeilge nách mbeidis in ann comhrá a choimeád le daoine atá lán líofa, agus ní bhíonn deis acu labhairt le chéile go neamhfhoirmúil.
Ní ranganna atá i gceist anseo in aon chor agus níl aon teagasc ar fáil. Deis atá ann chun muinín a thabhairt dóibh as a gcumas labhartha.

Participants in Lee Valley Walking events have found that walking ‘as Gaeilge’ or using the Irish language is an excellent way of improving their command of the spoken language in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the classroom.
All walks are Irish friendly and all it takes is two people with an interest in improving their ‘cúpla focal’ (or ‘few words of Irish’) to start up a conversation in the language. Bilingual events can also be arranged in english and ‘as Gaeilge’.

Family walks

Shorter walks including Friday morning, Saturday morning and Wednesday evening are suitable for families.

Weekends away and trips abroad organised





















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