The Stairway to Heaven

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The Pope John Paul II Youth Group starting off their hike up Cuilcagh Mountain Fermanagh. The PJPII group were sponsored by family and friends to raise funds for the parish for a Defibrillator. They walked a total of 10miles taking 3 hours to complete the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ as its known.   The group leaders were  Stella, Robyn, Hayley and Father Chris.

The Cuilcagh Legnagbrocky Trail is a linear route which will appeal to walkers with some experience walking in the hills. The route is quite isolated and showcases the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain. The trail meanders along a quiet farmland track before traversing a wooden boardwalk that consists of a steady climb to the mountain face. Here a stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and boulders fields before reaching the summit plateau. A rough mountain path negotiates the wild summit plateau for a few kilometres before reaching an ancient cairn (the remains of a burial mound dating from the Bronze Age 2,500 – 500 BC) that stands at 666 metres (2,182 ft) above sea level.