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Upcoming Hikes

october - december 2017

MEET:              Corner of Burgh Quay and Hawkins St
DEPART:          Sundays at 10.00 am (unless stated otherwise), or earlier if it is full.
TRANSPORT:   Private bus (unless stated otherwise)
COST:               €15 (unless stated otherwise)

2nd pick-up point: On the outward journey, the bus will stop briefly to collect walkers at the pick-up point. Should the bus be full on departure from Burgh Quay, this facility cannot be offered.  

2nd drop-off point: On the return journey, where indicated, the bus will stop near the outward pick-up point to drop off any hikers. We regret this is not possible on all hikes.

If you wish to avail of the 2nd pick-up point, it advisable to contact the hike leader or someone else who will definitely be on
the hike, to let them know.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please ensure you have your current club membership card with you on all hikes - no card no hike.

Sunday 8th October 2017

Leader: Michael Quinn

2nd pick-up point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout
**Different return route**

Route: Barravore Car Park * Pierce Harney's Mine Buildings * Art's Lough * Clohernagh (800m) * Lugnaquilla Mountain (925m) * Camarahill (480m) * Michael Dwyer 'Invinctus' memorial * Fenton's pub*

Distance: 14 km 
Ascent: 900 m  
Map: East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough)

Sunday 15th October 2017

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Brian Flynn

2nd pick-up point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout
**Different return route**

Route: Lead mines * Camaderry East Top * Camaderry * Turlough Hill * Lough Ferrib * spot height 705 * Three lakes * Asbawn brook * St Kevin Way * Ballinagee bridge

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 490 m  
Map: OSi 56, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough)

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Leader: Ronan Callanan

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Lead mine carpark * Brockagh mountain * Tonelagee * Lake Ouler * Spot Height 536 * Mall Hill * forest track * Lynams of Laragh

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 750 m  
Map: OSi 56, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough)

Sunday 29th October 2017
No club hike
Mournes trip, long weekend away

Sunday 5th November 2017

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Brian Madden

Please bring a head torch on this and all late autumn/winter walks

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout


Route: Glenview Overpass (O256122) * Little Sugar Loaf * Kilmacanogue * Rocky Valley Path * Great Sugar Loaf * Woodland Walk * Glen of Downs West * Downs Village * Willow Grove (O265095)

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 780 m  
Map: OSi 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East)

Sunday 12th November 2017

Leader: Peter Gillet

Please bring a head torch on this and all late autumn/winter walks

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout


Route: Glendalough Visitor Centre * Glendasan Valley * Camaderry Mt * Camaderry East * car park at upper lake * Glendalough Visitor Centre

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 600 m  
Map: OSi 56, East West Mapping (Glendalough & Lugnaquilla)

Sunday 19th November 2017

Leader: Terry Curran

Please bring a head torch on this and all late autumn/winter walks

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Crone Woods O192142 * Wicklow Way to forest edge at Glensoulan * Maulin * Tonduff South * Source of the Dargle * War Hill * Coffin Stone * Djouce * Paddock Ponds * Finish at Car Park O210114

Distance: 16 km 
Ascent: 820 m  
Map: OSi 56, Harvey, East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains East)

Sunday 26th November 2017

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Kevin McGinley

Please bring a head torch on this and all late autumn/winter walks

2nd pick-up point: Rathfarnham
***Different return drop-off point***

Route: Sally Gap * Carrigvore * Military Road * Luggala * R. Cloghoge * Pier Gates * Wicklow Way * White Hill * Djouce * Wicklow Way

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 800 m  
Map: Harvey, East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains East)

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Leader: Frank Keoghan

Please bring a head torch on this and all late autumn/winter walks

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout

Route: Glenmalure Lodge * The Horrig * Crash site * Slievemaan * Drumgoff Gap * Croaghanmoira * Fananerrin ridge * Fananerrin mountain * Forest entrance

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 980 m (approx) 
Map: East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough)

Sunday 9th December 2017
No club hike
Club Christmas party


Sunday 17th December 2017

** Traditional Christmas Holly Hike **

This is the Annual Holly(wood) Hike that finishes around 15.30 at the Hollywood Inn.
There will be finger food and music, with bus leaving Hollywood for Dublin around 18.00

Leader: Don Reilly

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: beyond the Maldron Hotel on the N81 Tallaght bypass

Route: *Hollywood Glen * Church Mountain * Ballymooney * track via St Kevin’s Way to Hollywood

Distance: 14 km 
Ascent: 350 m  
Map: OSi 56, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla & Glendalough)


General Hike Notes

PARTICIPATION Mountaineering is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks. People who take part in our club activities do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own actions and involvement.

CO-ORDINATION
If necessary, tickets are given out on Sundays to ensure that participants reserve a bus place as they arrive.

LEADER
The leader has the right to refuse anyone who is not adequately equipped (e.g., without appropriate boots, rainwear, food, torch, hat, gloves, etc). The leader may alter the route from that described in the program. The leader sets the pace of the hike and walkers are expected to obey the leader’s instructions at all times.

EQUIPMENT
It is essential to bring good rain gear (both jacket and over-trousers) and to leave cotton t-shirts and jeans at home! Boots must be sturdy with proper ankle support and a rigid non-slip sole such as Vibram.

WALKING STICKS AND RUCKSACKS
Remember that walking sticks and rucksacks cannot be brought onto the bus and must be stowed away in the boot during the journey.

Hiking in Winter - While the hike leaders try to ensure that hikes finish in good time, there will be days when unavoidable delays occur. As the days grow shorter it is important that we prepare for evenings when we may finish our hikes in poor light or even darkness. So, along with your normal winter hiking gear, please bring a suitable head or hand held torch with you on the hikes.


Introductory Hard Hike

The Hillwalkers Club offers an Introductory Hike, usually on one Sunday per month. Guests are welcome to join us on this hike, as long as you provide your name, address and contact details for our records, which will be taken on the day of the hike. There is no need to book a place in advance, just turn up on the relevant Sunday morning. You are allowed only one hike with the club after that you must join the club if you want to continue hiking with us.

Even though the name of these hikes is ‘Introductory Hike’, they should not be considered to be an introduction to hiking, but rather as an introduction to the Hillwalkers Club and its hillwalking activities. Therefore, participants need to have a good level of personal fitness and ideally have some prior experience of hillwalking.

All intending participants should be aware that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or even death. By walking with the club, they are aware of and shall accept these risks. Moreover, they acknowledge that they wish to participate in club activities in a voluntary capacity and that they shall be responsible for their own actions and involvement. An assessment of their personal health in their ability to hike is the responsibility of the guest. Please note as a guest of the club, they do not enjoy personal accident insurance, which is otherwise offered to club members through Mountaineering Ireland. Further details are available from Mountaineering Ireland:

(www.mountaineering.ie/membersandclubs/Insurance/default.aspx)


For further enquiries contact 086 356 3843