Walking Festival

The picteresque Valley becomes a global phenomenon as it turns pink and purple for a couple of weeks while the rhododendrons are in full bloom.

The June Bank Holiday weekend is the best time of year to experience the Galty Vee Valley as local guides will take you deep into the Valley.

Experience some of the exclusive off the beaten path trails that have especially been put on for the weekend. We know the walks and scenery will blow you away and the amazing hospitality with delicious refreshments and live entertainment has participants rushing back to book in for our future walks. 

In summer 2018 the inaugural Rhododendron Walk Festival took place along the tracks and trails of  Clogheen and surrounding areas. 2018 was a huge success and the 2019 event was even more successful, with over 1,000 walkers taking to the beautiful tracks and trails of the magnificent Galty Vee Valley surrounded by the Knockmealdown and much celebrated Galtee Mountains giving a perfect backdrop to the walks.

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic caused the much anticipated 2020 and 2021 festivals to be cancelled.

The ever industrious Rhododendron Walking Festival committee have since added more events to the calendar with the Petticoat Loose Haunted Hike on at Halloween and the not to be missed Winter Solstice walk on Christmas week to Knockshanahullion a magical way to kick off the festive season.

 

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