Hike Programme


MEET:          Corner of Burgh Quay and Hawkins St, Dublin
DEPART:     Sundays at 10.00 am (unless stated otherwise)
BUS:            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 NOTE: To avoid possible embarrassment please ensure you have your current club membership card with you on all club hikes - no card - no hike

Sunday 6th January 2019

**Club Taster Hard Hike**
Leader: Mel O’Hara

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

Route: Laragh * Derrybawn * Cullentragh * Mullacor * Glendalough Visitor Centre

Distance: 16 km 
Ascent: 800 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harvey, East West Mapping Luqnaquilla and Glendalough

Sunday 13th January 2019

Leader: Warren Lawless

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

Route: Pier Gates * Luggala * Sheepbanks Bridge * Djouce * Wicklow Way * Paddock Pond

Distance: 14.5 km 
Ascent: 720 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harveys, East West Mapping Wicklow East.

Sunday 20th January 2019

Leader: Terry Curran

2nd pick-up point: Bus stop at Loughlinstown roundabout 
Different Return

Route: Enniskerry - Knocksink Woods - Raven's Rock - Prince Willian's Seat - Knocknagun - Glendoo - Massy's Woods - The Merry Ploughboy.

Distance: 19.5 km 
Ascent: 600 m  
Map: OSI 50 with 56, East West Mapping Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains.

Sunday 27th January 2019

Leader: Peter Gillett

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

Route: Carragoona * Rocky Valley * Glencap * Great Sugar Loaf * Downs Hill * Kilpedder

Distance: 16 km 
Ascent: 650 m  
Map: OSI 56; East West Mapping Wicklow East

Sunday 3rd February 2019

**Club Taster Hard Hike**
Leader: Michael Quinn

2nd pick-up point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 
Different Return ( via Loughlinstown )

Route: Sally Gap * Carrigvore * Gravale * Duff Hill * Mullaghcleevaun East Top/ Stony Hill * Carrigshouk * Military Road * Carrigeenduff * Lough Dan * Oldbridge

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 700 m  
Map: OSI 56 , East-West Mapping Wicklow Mountains West

Sunday 10th February 2019

Leader: Tom Milligan

2nd pick-up point: n/a
One way only Bus fare €10 Return by public transport from Shankill (Bus or DART)

Route: Stepaside - Fernhill Tunnel - Barnacullian - Carty's Field -  Dublin Mountain Way - Glencullen - Ballybetagh - Kiltiernan Hotel - Scalp Wood - Barnaslingan - Carrickgollogan - Shankill

*** The route covers the second half of the Dublin Mountain Way. It will be essential that everyone wears a hi-vis vest on the last 12k section from the Glencullen Road to Shankill.**

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 563 m  
Map: OSI 50 with 56, East West Mapping Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains

Sunday 17th February 2019

Leader: Brian Flynn

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

Route: Knockree youth hostel * Wicklow way * Crone woods * Mullaunsoo * Tonduff South * old deer fence * Lough Brays Upper & Lower * Glencree Centre

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 550 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping Dublin & North Wicklow Mountains, Harvey's

Sunday 24th February 2019

Leader: Tom Kenny

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

Route: Lead mines car park * Brockagh mountain, * Tonelagee, * Wicklow gap, - Turlough hill * Camaderry * Glendalough visitor centre car park

Distance: 16 km 
Ascent: 860 m  
Map: OSI56, Harveys, East West Mapping Wicklow Mountains West

Sunday 3rd March 2019

**Club Taster Hard Hike**
Leader: Søren Stuhr Mandrup

2nd pick-up point: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 
Different Return

Route: Ballinagee Bridge * St. Kevin's Way * Glanreemore Brook * Asbawn - Three Lakes * Lough Ferrib * Gleneolo River * Footbridge * zig-zags * Miner's road * Glendalough Visitor Centre

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 450 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping Lugnaquilla & Glendalough, Harveys

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 leader’s 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 Óige hikes.
See https://anoige.ie/membership/hiking-programme/ for the An Óige hike programme.
People who have gained relevant experience and fitness on the An Óige 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

2019 Hillwalkers Club