Read time 02 mins
Category: News

SVP Walk of Hope, Lismore

The SVP Walk of Hope will take place in the Lismore area on Sunday 14th September, 2014.

This will be open to all SVP Conference members, their friends and families.

Sponsorship cards will be used to fundraise, with all monies raised by a conference staying within that conference, to distribute to clients in their own area. This is an excellent opportunity to fundraise for your local Conference, with support from the Regional Office.

Refreshments will be served at the SVP offices, Lismore between 2.30 and 5pm (tea, coffee, sandwiches) to allow time for people to meet. (Collection buckets will be in the offices if people feel that they would like to contribute to the costs of the refreshments).

We would like to say a huge Thank You to the Lismore Heritage who are helping us out on the day

There will be 3 guided walks put on to allow for everyone to participate.

Each walk starts at the Community Centre in Lismore and finishes at the SVP Offices in Lismore.



Walk 1: Guided Tour of the Heritage Town of Lismore
(Easy walk at a very gentle pace, with local guides from Lismore Heritage Centre)

  • Starting at 2pm at the Community Centre in Lismore
  • Finishing at the SVP offices in Lismore, with refreshments available
  • This will be a gentle guided walk around the highlights of lovely Lismore, and the walk can be as long or as short as people would like.

Walk 2: Lismore town and its environs
(Intermediate level, around 5km, at your own pace, so suitable for everyone)

  • Starting at 2pm at the Community Centre in Lismore
  • Finishing at the SVP offices in Lismore, with refreshments available
  • This will involve a circuit of Lismore town, taking in parts of the River Walk and Lady Louisa’s walk, completed at your own pace.

Walk 3: St Declan’s Way, Knockmealdown Crossing

(Advanced level, for hill walkers with some experience, maximum height gain of 540m, taking 5-6 hours, at a reasonable pace, mainly on back-road and track, but with 1.5 hours on hillside)

  • Starting at the Community Centre, Lismore at 9.15am (before getting a bus to Goatenbridge for the starting point of the walk itself)
  • Finishing between 4 and 5pm at the SVP offices, Lismore
  • A challenging walk, guided by members of local hill-walking clubs, but at a reasonable pace, suitable for those with some hill-walking experience, which will take around 6 hours. Heading south through the Glens of the Northern Knockmealdowns, crossing the mountain range at Bottleneck Pass, and then going down the hills to Lismore
  • Advanced Registration will be essential for this walk, so that arrangements can be made for Guides and Transport.

Please contact William at 051- 857112, or email to register for this walk.

Skip to content