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.
Meeting Points and Times
- 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
- If any walker wishes to do a short option, they must inform the leader in advance so that a shorter option can be arranged.
- For Saturday walks, meet at the meeting point at 10:30 a.m. and liaise beforehand with Lift Coordinator, Deirdre Byrne, if required.
- For Wednesday summer walks, meet at the meeting point at 7pm and contact the leader in advance.
- It is winter and you should pack a torch and spare food and clothing
Date Wednesday August 7th
Leader Patricia Doyle 087-7431142
Area Bray to Greystones
Meeting point End of Bray Promenade
Pub Potterhouse Bray
Day: Sunday 11th August
Leader: Conor McGinn 085 2529156
Area: Lugnaquilla via Fraughan Glen and Clohernagh
Statistics: 10 km, 800 metres ascent
Meeting point: Glenmalure LodgePub: Glenmalure Lodge
Date Wednesday August 14th
Leader Mary O'Donohoe 089-6124620
Area Dalkey Island/Dublin Bay
Meeting point Coal Harbour
*** Notes for Hike (boat trip) on Weds 14 August
We will be traveling in an open boat and therefore you will need good warm clothes plus rain gear (including “wetlegs”)
Please bring a life jacket if you can as Mary can only provide 6 or 7 and also please let her know if you can bring one
If weather is unsuitable for the journey we will do a walk up Dalkey/Killiney Hill instead.
Day: Saturday August 17th
Leader: Angie Hollingsworth 087
Area: Glen of the Downs
Meeting point: Kilmacanogue RoundaboutPub: Plucks
Club Environmental Officer News
CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN 2019
Do one or two things differently when you walk and climb, and you could make a positive difference for Ireland's mountains and upland areas. 12 suggestions below for you to challenge yourself, and others:
1. Car-pool whenever you can - it reduces emissions and saves on parking space.
2. Support the areas where you walk and climb by using shops, cafes, pubs and other services.
3. Do a 5-minute litter-pick around the area where you're parked before you head off for your activity.
4. If you come across a farmer on the hills, stop and have a chat.
5. Reduce the spread of erosion by keeping to the centre of paths.
6. Carry a bag to pick up litter that you come across in the outdoors.
7. Get the Biodiversity Data Capture app and make one biodiversity report from each day out.
8. Spend a day volunteering with Mountain Meitheal or the Mourne Heritage Trust.
9. Report dumping by phoning 1850 365 121 or using the 'See It, Say It' app. In Northern Ireland call 028 90569453.
10. Share the beauty of Ireland's natural environment with others through social media.
11. Cut down on flights by booking a holiday in Ireland.
12. Organise a club walk using public transport.