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Foxford Walking Festival 2017

3rd & 4th June

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***Full walk details and festival flyer now available! ***

Three walks on both Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
Family Friendly, Medium & Hard.

The 6th Foxford Walking Festival will be held
June Bank Holiday weekend 2017

All walks will start from the Foxford Leisure Centre next to the Woollen Mills

A bus will be provided where necessary to get to and from the walk location

After a break for one year, the Foxford Walking Festival has returned at an earlier date in the year, the first weekend in June. The change is to try to ensure that in addition to experiencing the beauty of the North Mayo countryside, visitors will this year have an opportunity to enjoy some good weather and sunshine also. There are a range of short/family friendly, moderate and hard walks available.

All walks start and finish at the Foxford Sports & Leisure Centre (opposite Foxford Woollen Mills).
Registration will be open from 8.30 in the Sports & Leisure Centre each morning. Walkers should register 1 hour before their walk commences.

 Short/Family Friendly Walks Free
 Moderate Walks €10
 Hard Walk €15

Fees include bus transfers (where applicable) and refreshments provided in the Foxford Sports & Leisure Centre before and after walks

About Foxford

Situated between the Nephin and the Ox Mountains, Foxford lies on the River Moy, an internationally renowned salmon river. It is close to Loughs Conn and Cullin, which also have excellent wild brown trout fishing.

Foxford, overlooked by Nephin and historically called Bellasa (Béal Easa, meaning "mouth of the waterfall"), is a village 16km south of Ballina, in County Mayo. One of the earliest mentions of Foxford is found in a survey of County Mayo by Robert Downing for William Molyneux, in 1682 which referred to the settlement as "a new plantation of English and Scots, and Ironworks, now called Foxford, but once Bellasea".

The Foxford Way is an 86km waymarked walking trail that circles Foxford, taking in the Ox Mountains, roads, bog land, archaeological sites, lakeshores, and river banks. It forms the basis for many walks in the area.

No litter please — Respect the countryside!

Practice the 7 principles of “Leave No Trace”



Hard/Moderate Walks: Sturdy waterproof walking boots, waterproof jacket and overtrousers, rucksack with food, water and a hot drink.

Easy Walks: Sturdy walking shoes or wellingtons. Rain Jacket, if rain is forecast.

Children. All children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult on all walks.

No Dogs. Regrettably dogs are not permitted on festival walks, as some cross private farm land. This is also for the comfort and safety of other walkers

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Last update 24 Apr 2017- 4th quiz added