Upcoming walks 

The club holds walks throughout the year.Our Sunday walks are on every second Sunday and require a reasonable level of fitness and suitable walking gear. We also hold introductory walks on one Saturday per month. We also hold walks every Wednesday evening during the months of May to August.


Details below

Meeting Points and Times

  1. For Sunday walks, please be at the meeting point at 10:15 a.m. so that the walk can start at 10:30 a.m. sharp
  2. If any walker wishes to do a short option, they must inform the leader in advance so that a shorter option can be arranged.
  3. For Saturday walks, meet at the meeting point at 10:30 a.m. and liaise beforehand with Lift Coordinator, Deirdre Byrne, if required.
  4. For Wednesday summer walks, meet at the meeting point at 7pm and contact the leader in advance.
  5. It is winter and you should pack a torch and spare food and clothing


 


Day: Sunday August 26th 10:15 am

Leader: Ger Hollingsworth 087 2370961

Area: Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry

Statistics: 10 kms 2000 m

Meeting point: Bog Meadow Car Park (Above Hotel in Enniskerry)

Pub:TBA


 

Our September walks will be on Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 24th.  The walk on 24th will be followed by the AGM.  Details will follow shortly.



Some diary dates

Saturday Hikes: see our Saturday Schedule


Publicity and other materials received:


Special Note - Tour of Slieve Gullion          Sunday 12 August

Gary Martin 087 1390940 and Friends are repeating the Magical Mountain Tour of Slieve Gullion on Sunday.  This was advertised as the club hike for Sunday 17th June. As well as a beautiful 5hr hike the Tour will include a chance to see & enter the highest preserved megalithic tomb in Ireland (and the County Top in Armagh) and the chance to dip a toe (or more!) in The Lake of Sorrows to see if the same spell that bewitched Finn MacCool survives!

 Details & registration tour are available via this link: 

https://www.ringofgullion.org/events/the-magical-mountain-tour/   

If you experience technical difficulties with the online booking system you can also call 0044 28 3082 8594 during office hours, or email: [email protected] with your booking information and a contact phone number. They may be able to help with bookings.


Nathan Kingerlee, Outdoors Ireland, has been in touch.  He runs courses covering things like: Mountain Skills / Mountain Safety / Map & Compass Skills, Climbing and Survival Skills.  His school is based in Killarney/Kerry; however he also runs training courses countrywide.  For further information contact him at www.outdoorsireland.com or 086 860 45 63.

Sleeping Bags

We have been contacted by Leontine Weijts of Down with Bags.  She makes lightweight 800 fill goose down sleeping bags: Website https://www.downwithbags.ie     Email [email protected]
Her standard 'templates' create bags that sleep up to 188cm, (6ft 1in) but she can make bespoke bags that are taller or smaller. She has enough material to create around 16 more bags, plus what's on the website. As she sent this offer to several clubs, it's first come first served.


Day:

Leader: 

Area:

Statistics:

Meeting point:

Pub: TBA