Glenmalure Lodge was full for the Annual Christmas party which offered two walks, one on Saturday and a less challenging one on Sunday – although the “easy” walk group allege they did more climbing that the “moderate” walkers who covered a greater distance ! Both walks began from Wicklow Gap and ended back at base at the Lodge

Saturday’s walk was notable for the coldest conditions of the year so far ┬ábut nothing compared to last year’s event (see photos in December 2010 post)

Sunday’s “easy ” walk (4 1/2 hours) took a circuit around Kelly’s Lough in milder but damper conditions