Walk your way in to the New Year with Dunmanway Hillwalking Club

Dunmanway Walking pic

Posted on: 16th January, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

Dunmanway Hillwalking Club has put together a varied programme of walks for the next six months. Non-members are welcome to come along for a walk or two before becoming a member. If interested contact any of the members below for more information on the walks and necessary gear.

All walkers must wear suitable hill-walking gear – no trainers, wellies or jeans allowed –and must make their own personal judgement as to their capability to undertake a walk.

Membership for the 2013/14 Season falls due on November 1: Adult Membership, €45.00 (including insurance); Family Membership, €75; Associate Membership, €10

Please reply to text prior to walk in order to ascertain numbers interested in walking. Walks may change or be cancelled due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact numbers: John Curtin, 087 7769637; Denis O’Mahony, 086 0610220; Tommy Collins, 086 1225867.

Grade B: Moderate walks along road, track and cross country routes with a little climbing.

Grade A: More strenuous walking along tracks and cross country with more challenging climbs. A good level of fitness required.

Regular Gathering: SuperValu carpark, Dunmanway at 8.30am unless otherwise arranged. Walks may change or be cancelled due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Spring Programme 2014

Sunday 19 Jan, Mushera More, B, Moderate, 6 Km, 4 Hours, 270 Metres.

Saturday 1 Feb, Mount Gabriel, B, Moderate, 10 Km, 4 Hours, 300 Metres.

Sunday 16 Feb, Knockboy/Coomhola, A, Easy, 9 Km, 5 Hours, 380 Metres.

Sunday 9 March, Knockmealdowns, A, Strenuous, 11 Km, 5 Hours, 650 Metres.

Sunday 16 March, The Green Road, Schull to Ballydehob, B, Moderate, 6 Km, 3 Hours, 100 Metres.

Saturday 29 March, Strickeen/Drishana, A, Easy, 13 Km, 5 Hours, 750 Metres.

Sunday 13 April, Circuit of Rabach’s Glen, A, Strenuous, 10 Km, 5 Hours, 920 Metres.

Sunday 27 April, Blackwater Bridge to Sneem, B, Moderate, 12 Km, 5 Hours, 240 Metres.

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