We are holding a table quiz on Friday the 10th of February at 9.30pm in The Old Forge Inn, Broadford. Tables of 4 for €20 with lots of prizes up for grabs! Remember that this is a walking trails committee so no doubt there may be a question or 2 about the trails themselves and…

Join us on Sunday December 18th at 12 noon to walk the Gortnaclohy Loop in Ashford 5km. Refreshments available in The Village Inn at 1.30 pm. Enjoy mulled wine (alcoholic and non alcoholic), tea, coffee, mince pies and porter cake. Donations to St Vincent de Paul. Everybody welcome walkers and non walkers.

Twelve members of the club travelled to Clifden for an active weekend

The following is a list of walks planned by the Ramblers until the end of August July 3rd: Coomcalee July 24th: Hungry Hill August 7th: Mount Brandon August 28th: Coumshighaun

Hallowe’en Walking Trails Sunday was a memorable day on the trails in Broadford and Ashford. Locals from Killeedy and Broadford as well as visitors from as far away as Galway trekked the hills from early morning. On a day of glorious sunshine and high temperatures, worthy of any Summer’s day, the first group set out…

As part of Broadford Hallowe’en Festival we are holding 3 walks on Sunday October 31st. We have a great line up of walks from a gentle spooky walk for families to a more challenging walk on the Ashford to Broadford trail. The A Walk will be the Ashford to Broadford Trail taking in the Gortnaclohy…

Following tree harvesting by Coillte the picturesque Gortnaclohy Loop reopens this week. This trail is the jewel in the crown of the Ashford walks.  Join the Ramblers as we walk the route on St. Bridget’s Day, leaving Ashford at 11.00am

Cheque Presentation

Séan Neenan Chairperson, Broadford Ashford Walking Trails and Máire Bradley, niece of Jerry Forde, RIP, presenting a cheque for €1210 (proceeds of Walks Launch) to Fergus Scanlon of Friends of St. Ita’s Community Hospital, Newcastle West. They are pictured with committee members and friends in the Village Inn Ashford, this week.

Gortnaclohy  Trail remains closed to walkers at the moment.  Coillte have completed harvesting the trees but some remedial work needs to be completed on the trail to ensure it is accessible for visitors.  We will keep you updated.


Since the launch of the Trails three weeks ago we have seen an upsurge in visitors to the area. This weekend proved to be very busy with a visit from the Gawbata Walking Group on Friday.  Pat Sugrue who lived in Broadford until the age of ten led his walking club on the Gleann Beag Trail…

Good humour abounded as a large crowd gathered in Broadford village on Sunday for the launch of the Trails. Brochures were distributed as queues formed for registration. The committee were delighted with the turnout which ensures that a substantial cheque will be presented to the Friends of St.Ita’s Hospital in memory of the late Jerry…

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