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Upcoming Hikes

MAy - july 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 7th May 2017

***Crone Loop ***

Leader: Peter Gillett

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

Route:Crone Car Park O192 143 * Wicklow Way * Djouce * War Hill * Tonduff North * Maulin, * Crone Car Park

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 930 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harveys, East West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

Saturday 13th May 2017

Leader: Frank Keoghan

Trip to the Mournes
*** Saturday Hike ***
€35 including bus and 4 course meal
Departing from Burgh Quay at 09.00
**No second pick-up and drop off point**
Dinner at the Donard Hotel Newcastle Co Down
Late return to Dublin

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

Route: Carrick Little * Carrick Big * Slieve Binnian * North Tor * Slievelamagan * Upper Cove * Lower Cove * Annalong Valley

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 1000 m  
Map: OSNI, The Mournes 1:25 000 Activity Map; Harvey, Mourne Mountains 1:25 000 or Sheet 29 OSNI 1:50 000

Sunday 21st May 2017

***JB Malone Memorial Walk***

Leader:
Brian Flynn

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

Route: Pier Gates * J.P Malone Memorial Stone * White hill * Djouce * Coffin Stone * War hill * Dargle river * Tonduff South * Maulin * Crone car park * Knockree Hostel

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 580 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East)

Sunday 28th May 2017

*** Introductory Hard Hike ***

Leader: Kevin O’Reilly

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

Route: Tinahely * Mangan's Lane * Garryhoe * Old School * Kyle * Ballycumber Hill * Tinahely

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 500 m  
Map: OSI 62

Sunday 4th June 2017

No Sunday hike

Burrishoole Walking Festival


Sunday 11th June 2017

Leader:
Tommy Lundy

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght

Route:Kilbride camp * Seefin * Seefinegan * Corrig * Seahan * Ballymorfinn hill * road at parking space * Ballinascorney forest * Brittas road * Tallagh hill * Toomoling pool * Horan’s lane * Jobstown

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 640 m  
Map: East West Mapping ( Dublin and North Wicklow), OS1 50 & 56

Sunday 18th June 2017

**Sally Gap to Lacken**

Leader: Terry Curran

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

Route: Sally Gap Cross Roads GR O 130110 * Carrigvore * Gravale * Duff Hill * Mullaghcleevaun East Top * Mullaghcleevaun * Billy Byrnes Gap * Moanbane * Black Hill * Hampden Bomber Memorial *- Lacken "Holy Well"

Distance: 19.5 km 
Ascent: 990 m  
Map: OSI 56

Saturday 24th June 2017

Leader:
Frank Keoghan

Trip to the Mournes
*** Saturday Hike ***
€35 including bus and 4 course meal
Departing from Burgh Quay at 09.00
**No second pick-up and drop off points**
Dinner at the Donard Hotel Newcastle Co Down
Late return to Dublin

Rocky River Circuit Western Mournes

Route:Rocky Mountain (Eagle Mountain … maybe, it will add 150 m) * Windy Gap * Slievemoughanmore * Pigeon Rock Mountain * Cock Mountain * Hen Mountain

Distance: 12 km 
Ascent: 900 m  
Map: OSNI, The Mournes 1:25 000 Activity Map; Harvey, Mourne Mountains 1:25 000 or Sheet 29 OSNI 1:50 000

Sunday 2nd July 2017

*** Introductory Hard Hike ***

Leader: Tom Kenny

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght
***Different return route ***

Route: Ballinagee bridge * Glenreemore brook * Oakwood * Lough Firrib * Spot height 702 * Lugduff ridge * The Spink * Glendalough visitor centre car park.

Distance: 18.5 km 
Ascent: 650 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla and Glendalough)

Sunday 9th July 2017

Slieve Bloom Mountains
**No second pick-up and drop off points**

Leader: Neville Ransome

Route:Grid Ref 265 040 * Wolftrap mountain * the Cut * River Barrow source * Barna * Baunreaghcong * Ridge of Capard * Capard * Glenbarrow carpark

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 200 m  
Map: OSI 54

Sunday 16th July 2017

*** Introductory Hard Hike ***

Leader: Donal Finn

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght
***Different return route ***

Route: Aughavanagh * Ow Valley * Lugnaquilla * Art's Lough * Glenmalure Hotel

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 750 m  
Map: OSI 56 & 62 East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla and Glendalough)

Saturday 22nd July 2017

** Saturday hike **
10 am departure from Burgh Quay

** Finishing at the Glencree Centre for the Club BBQ **
** Back in Dublin about 9.30 pm **



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