Upcoming Hikes

march - april 2020

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:               Ä15 (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 15th March 2020


Sunday 22nd March 2020


Saturday 28th March 2020


Sunday 5th April 2020


Sunday 11th April 2020


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.

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

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 leaderís instructions at all times.

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.

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.

Club Taster hard hike

The Hillwalkers Club offers a Club Taster Hard Hike, usually on one Sunday per month. Guests are welcome to join us on this hike, as long as they provide their name, address and contact details for our records, which will be taken on the day of the hike. Unless guests have their own personal hiking insurance, they are not insured. There is no need to book a place in advance, just turn up on the relevant Sunday morning. Guests can come on one hike without becoming a member of the club, but after that they must join the club.

Guests on these Club Taster hikes should not be newcomers to hiking.
These hikes are to introduce experienced hillwalkers to the Hillwalkers Club and its hillwalking activities. Therefore, participants need to have a good level of personal fitness and, ideally, have some recent significant experience of hillwalking.

If you have recently walked more than 16km with more than 700m of ascent or if you are confident that you can walk for 6 hours over rough ground , ascending for 3 of those 6 hours, then you are likely to enjoy one of our hikes.
If this is not the case or if you are new to hillwalking then you can gain the required experience on the An ”ige hikes.
See https://anoige.ie/membership/hiking-programme/ for the An ”ige hike programme.
People who have gained relevant experience and fitness on the An ”ige hikes or elsewhere are very welcome on Hillwalkers Club hikes.

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. Please note that as guests 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

For further enquiries contact 086 356 3843