Walk Schedules

Walk Grade Descriptions

EASY: Usually a walk covering a considerable distance of up to some ten km, it can also involve climbing a peak at an easy pace. An easy walk involves a full day's activity taking three to five hours.

MODERATE: A moderate walk requires a good level of fitness and involves climbing a numbers of peaks over a considerable distance at a moderate pace. This involves a full day's activity five - six hours.

DIFFICULT: Requires a very high level of fitness and involves climbing a number of peaks at a fast pace over exposed terrain. Suitable for experienced mountaineers only. This involves a full day's activity six- eight hours.

Spring / Summer 2017

Walk Area/Notes Difficulty/Duration
February
Sunday, 05 February 2017
Arra Mountain Circuit
OS59
Moderate / 4-5h
Burren
Fanore..Slieve Elva...Burren way...Gleninagh Mountain ....Aghaglinny mountain...Caherdronfergus fort....Fanore. OS51
Moderate / Difficult / 6.5h
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Annascaul lake circuit
Annascaul lake up to Cnoc Mhaoilionain (592m) , crossing old Camp to Annascaul road and up Beenoskee (826m), from where we descend back to lake shore. OS 70
Moderate / 5h
Ballina to Garrykennedy
A 15k linear walk over open mountain, tracks , boreens and country roads.
Moderate / 5h
Friday, 17 February 2017
The Spink. Glendalough
OS 56. Boardwalk, open moorland. Spectacular views overlooking the Glendalough valley. Start time 12.30
Moderate / 4.5h
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Lugnaguilla from Glenmalure
Climbing Wicklows highest mountain (925m) from the Glenmalure valley via Fraughan Rock Glen and decending via Arts lough. Rough ground and open moorland with some steep assent. OS56
Moderate  / 6h
Tonelagee
Starting at 350m at Glenmacnass waterfall, gradual assent to Lough Ouler and onto Tonelagee (817m). OS 56
Moderate at easy pace / 4.5 - 5h
Annual dinner. Laragh / Glendalough
See schedule for planned walks on the fri, sat & sun.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Derrybawn, Mullacor
OS56. Starting at upper car park walk takes in Derrybawn (474m), Mullacor (657m) and decends the Wicklow way. Open mountainside and track.
Moderate / 4.5h
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Coumanare Lakes Horseshoe
Starting at the Conor Pass. Campanella Mor, Bearna na Gaoithe, two steep assents and some rough ground. OS 70
Moderate / 5.5h
Burren / Gleninagh
os51
Easy / 4h
March
Saturday, 04 March 2017
Kerry Way Galways Br to Dromluska
OS 78. Low level walk , undulating path with some tarmac. This is an out and back walk from Galways br to Dromluska.
Moderate / 5.5h
Sunday, 05 March 2017
Carrauntoohill
Carrauntoohill via O'Sheas gully, taking in Caher summit and descending the zig zags. OS78
Difficult / 6-7h
Sunday, 12 March 2017
The Paps ( Da Chioch Dhana)
Taking in both Paps (690m & 694m). Open mountain terrain. OS 79
Moderate / 4,5h
Glenstal Woods Loop
Mainly tracks with great views of Limerick & Tipperary. OS 59
Easy / 4h
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Brandon via Saints rd
From Brandon walk leads over to Ogham stone and Masatiompan before descending via dingle way and back to cars.
Moderate / 5-5.5h
Ballyhouras
Mainly track. OS73
Easy / 4h
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Navigation Training. Galtees
Opportunity for members interested in learning about or improving navigation skills & techniques. OS 74 will be the map used on the day.
 / 4 h
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Maamturks
Maumahoge to Maumturkmore returning via western way. Total assent 800m over rocky ground. OS 37, Harvey's Connemara super walker 1:30
Difficult / 7h
Circuit of Muckross, lake & waterfall
Easy / 4.5h
April
Sunday, 02 April 2017
Gleninagh circuit Burren
OS51
Easy / moderate / 4.5h
The Reeks. Hags Glen circuit
Hags Glen.. The Bone... Maolan Bui.. Cnoc na Chuillin.. Carrauntoohil... Beenkeragh.. .Knockbrinnea... Hags Glen. OS78
Difficult / 7h
Saturday, 08 April 2017
GALTEE CLEAN UP
Part of clubs commitment to the mountain environment to give a few hours removing litter from part of the mountainside. Gloves, equipment provided on the day.
Sunday, 09 April 2017
Cush Galtybeg, Galtymore circuit.
OS 74
Moderate / 5 - 5.5h
Kerry Way: Black valley to Bridia valley
Moderate ascent in Black valley to col at 300m followed by steep rocky descent in Bridia valley. Return along same route (out and back)
Moderate / 5.5h
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Mweelrera from Doo Lough
Prevailing weather will be taken into consideration on the day. 900m assent (some steep). OS 37
Moderate / 6h
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Leenaun Hill
OS37,
Moderate / 5h
Easter weekend away to Leenane
Various
Monday, 17 April 2017
Tully Mountain
OS37
Easy / 3h
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Coomloughra Horseshoe
OS78. Described as one of the finest walks in Ireland the walk will take in the three highest peaks in Ireland: Beenkeragh, Carrauntoohill& Caher.. Total assent 1200m
Difficult / 6-7h
Lord Brandons cottage to Torc
Starts with boat trip from Muckross to Lord Brandon's cottage. Boat trip 1 hr, cost 15. Walk 4-5 hrs. A great day out!
Easy / 4-5h
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Inis Oir circuit
First overseas trip of the year to beautiful Inis Oir!
Easy / 4h
May
Monday, 01 May 2017
Slieve Mish...Baurtregaum circuit
OS71. Baurtregaum circuit taking in Gearhane (792m), Caherconree (835m), Baurtregaum (851m) returning via Derrymore Glen. Ground - heather, open Moreland, rocky in parts.
Moderate  / 6h
Sunday, 07 May 2017
Owenglin Horseshoe
Some rocky terrain and steep ground with some scrambling. OS37 , Harveys map of Connemara
Difficult / 7-8h
Circuit of Beenaunmore
Circuit into the Cappagh valley returning by Crohane lake and Lough Nabroada. OS 79
Moderate / 5h
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Mountain Meitheal Workday
Opportunity for members to work on Mountain Meitheal project for a day.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Slieve Blooms
Bluebells galore!!!. Some rough ground in places. OS
Moderate / 5h
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Burren flowers walk
Rough ground taking in Mullachmore.
Easy / 5h
Ben Creggan, Ben Gorm
Steep climb up north ridge of Ben Creggan. Descending east long ridge off Ben Gorm to Western Way. Linear walk. OS 37
Difficult / 5-6h
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Galtee traverse
Starting at Muskery car park, onto Fearbreaga and traversing the Galtees over to Templehill. Linear walk. OS74
Difficult / 7h
Kerry Way.
OS78. Bridia valley to Glencar. Starts off with a steep climb, eased by the zig zag path, to the highest point, then it's downhill and cross country through open countryside followed by a lovely forestry section, finishing with a fifteen minute road walk to Glencar
Moderate / 5h
June
Sunday, 04 June 2017
June Bank Holiday
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Burren Ballyvaughan to Fanore
OS51
Moderate / 5h
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Carrauntoohill
Moderate pace. Up O'Sheas gully and decending via the Heavenly Gates. Great opportunity to climb irelands highest mountain. OS 78
Moderate / 5.5h
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Club Trip to Bulgaria
July
Sunday, 02 July 2017
Eastern Reeks
OS78
Difficult / 7h
Sunday, 09 July 2017
Masatiompan from Brandon point
Starting at Brandon point we follow the coast to sauce creek and onto masatiompan (763m) enjoying magnificent views along the way. Returning via Dingle way. Total assent 950m. OS 70
Moderate / 6h
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Galtees.Blackwater river valley
OS74
Moderate / 4.5h
Cloon Lake Horseshoe
OS78.
Difficult / 8h
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Arra Mountain Circuit.
Moderate / 5h
August
Sunday, 06 August 2017
Aug Bank Holiday
Friday, 11 August 2017
Glen of Aherlow Camping Weekend
Cycle on Saturday 12th. Starting from camp site at 11 with two routes ...70k and 35k. Hike sunday 13th will be up Cush. People welcome to join one or both.For campers there will be a BBQ on the Saturday night and various other activities TBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Glencoaghan Horseshoe
Taking in six peaks of Derryclare (677m), Bencorr (711m),Bencollaghduff (698m), Benbreen (691m), Bengower (664m) and Benettery (577m). OS 37 & 44. Connemara superwalker (1:30,000)
Difficult / 7-8h
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Eastern Galtees
Moderate / 5.5h
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop
Meet Kilmurry Lodge car park at 9.30. No need to ring in advance.
Easy / 2.5h
Summer BBQ
Venue: Punches Limerick.
September
Sunday, 03 September 2017
Temple hill from Geeragh river valley
Forest track and open mountain with a bit of steep ground. OS74
Easy
The Reeks. Beenkeragh via Stumpa an Saimh.
Beenkeragh via Stumpa an Saimh ridge. Return via Zig-Zags or The Bone.OS78
Difficult / 7.5h
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Kerry Way. Glencar to Glenbeigh
Gravel tracks, riverside & forest tracks with a sting in the tail rising 200m to a fabulous view as we reach. Glenbeigh.
Easy/moderate / 4-5h
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Drung Hill. Glenbeigh
OS 83
Moderate / 5h
Saturday, 23 September 2017
Navigation Training.
Opportunity to learn navigation skills.... Location: Southern Galtees / Kings Yard.. Participants should have OS74 map and compass (preferably Silva type 4)..
 / 4h
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Circuit of Coumbrack. Slieve Mish Mtns
Open mountain with total assent of 1000m taking in Knockauncorragh (567m), Glanbrack (664m), Baurtregaum (851m).
Moderate / Difficult / 5.5h
Lord Brandons cottage to Torc
Start with boat trip from Muckross to Lord Brandons cottage. Boat trip 1hr. Cost 15. Walk 4-5 hrs. On schedule again due to popular demand! OS78
Easy
October
Sunday, 01 October 2017
Mullaghmore...Burren
OS51&52
Easy / Moderate / 4h
Burren
Walking on Karst limestone & Green roads
Difficult / 7h

Wednesday Evening Walk Schedule 2017

Walk Area/Notes Difficulty/Duration
May
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
O Briens Bridge to Clonlara
Easy / 2.5h
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Bird hill to Parteen weir
Easy
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Glen of Aherlow
Forestry loop around the Glen of Aherlow hotel.
Easy
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Slieve Bearnagh from Kilbane
Easy
June
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Tountina
Easy
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Western Ballyhouras
Ballymac, Effin to Carron mountain, Height 440m.
Easy
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tour of Lough Gur sites
Tour of Lough Gur sites in company of guide who will share with us the history, folklore and legends associated with Lough Gur.
 / 2.5h
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Galtees. Lough Diheen
OS74. Lough Diheen sits below Galtymore at 554m
Easy / 3.5h
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Lough Curra Galtees
OS74
Easy / 3h
July
Wednesday, 05 July 2017
Cush , Galtees
Easy / 3h
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Eastern Ballyhouras
Ballinvreena to the Pinacle, Slieve Riadhh, height 464m.
Easy
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Silvermines
Silvermines from Silvermines village
Easy
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
12 o'clock hills
Easy / 3-3.5h
August
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Mullaghmore. Burren
OS 51 & 52
Easy
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Bernard Loop, Anglesboro, Galtees
Easy / 3h
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Darragh Hills
Easy
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Ballyhouras
 / 2.5h
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Cratloe hills
 / 2.5h
September
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Ballycuggaran Woods Walk
 / 1.5h
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Red Path Corbally
Easy
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