The Cooley Mountains are a great Hill Walking destination, consisting of two ridges oriented northwest to southeast, separated by the valley of Glenmore.
The landscape is one of unspoilt rolling countryside with beautiful seascapes and panoramas from the mountain tops in all directions. The views from the various summits include Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Gullion and it’s Ring Dyke Hills, Camlough Mountain and Lake, Dundalk Bay, the ancient plains of Muirthemne and on a good clear day the Isle of Man.
It’s little wonder that the area is considered by many to be one of the most scenic in Ireland and a magnet for Hill Walkers of all grades.
Students are encouraged to plan and prepare before they set off to complete either the 25km (Bronze Award) or 50 km (Silver Award) in accordance with guidelines provided by Gaisce. They will have to demonstrate the skills that they have learned in map reading, route planning, group safety and leadership amongst many other transferable skills in order to achieve their award.
The stunning scenery of the Cooley Peninsula is the perfect location to help inspire young adults to set and surpass new goals. We are inclusive of all groups and are very proud to have assisted a huge number of students achieve their award from across the country.
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