An ideal chal­lenge for the hardy walk­ers!

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THOSE re­spon­si­ble for the new Tullyallen to Town­ley Hall woods walk - take a bow!

I know a num­ber of peo­ple ven­tured out on the route over Christ­mas and the new year and for those that like a brisk, up and down chal­lenge and are not too afraid of heights (there’s a big drop down to the road on the left) then take this on.

It has been de­vel­oped out of a de­sire by the lo­cal com­mu­nity to make the most of liv­ing in one of the most his­toric places in the coun­try.

And it is great to see the name plate at­tached to the wall as you en­ter the walk­way - King Wil­liam’s Glen.

He might be a con­tro­ver­sial name in many minds, but King Billy can hardly ar­gue with the pop­u­la­tion of Tullyallen who have given him his spot in their new project.

He might even like the ‘As Gaeilge’ line above it, ‘Gleann Ri Liam’.

As more and more peo­ple get to know and ap­pre­ci­ate the walk, it will be­come a fo­cal point of a visit to this part of the world for many, in­clud­ing those from across the bor­der.

‘Walk­ing in the foot­steps of King Billy’ is surely some­thing the lo­cal tourist board can make the most of!

I think a few more B and B’s might have to open in the vil­lage.

I see the sign is also up for ‘No Moun­tain Bik­ing’ and that makes sense.

The route is nar­row enough in places and meet­ing some­one on a bike would not be a good op­tion.

There have been quite a few tourist sites de­vel­oped down the years in the Boyne Val­ley. This is cer­tainly one of the best I’ve seen.

The sign for the King Wil­liam’s Glen walk

No moun­tain bik­ers wel­come!

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