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Hike Programme

JULY - OCTOBER 2018

MEET:          Corner of Burgh Quay and Hawkins St
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 22nd July 2018

Leader: Neville Ransome

2nd pick-up point: bus stop near Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road
***Different return - Loughlinstown***

Route: Glenmacnass carpark * Tonelagee * Wicklow Gap * Turlough hill * Glenealo footbridge* the Spink * Glendalough visitor centre.

Distance: 20 km 
Ascent: 820 m  
Map: OSI 56 , Harvey East West Mapping ( Wicklow Mountains West )


Sunday 29th July 2018

Leader: Michael Quinn

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

Route: Greystones * Cobbler's Bulk * Kilcoole railway station * Webb's Field * The Breaches * Newcastle railway station * a circuit of the BirdWatch Ireland East Coast Nature Reserve, Blackditch Wood * Five Mile Point * Killoughter * Broad Lough * Wicklow Town

Distance: 16 km 
 Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East)


Sunday 5th August 2018

No club hike


Sunday 12th August 2018

No club hike



Sunday 19th August 2018

No club hike


Sunday 26th August 2018

Leader: Udo Sap

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

Route: Rathnobo, Sorrel hill, Ballynultagh gap, Black hill, Billy Byrne's Gap around Moanbane, over Sileshawn to Lakeview lounge Ballyknockan

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 820 m  
Map: OS 56, East-West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West.)


Sunday 2nd September 2018

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Søren Stuhr Mandrup

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

Route: Aghavannagh bridge * Ow valley * Aghavannagh mountain * Lybagh * Slieve Maan * Lugnaquilla *Clohernagh* Art’s Lough * Baravore Car Park

Distance: 16 km 
Ascent: 750 m  
Map: OSI 56 with 62, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla and Glendalough)


Sunday 9th September 2018

Leader: Mel O’Hara

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

Route: Knickeen * Knocknamunnion * Camenabologue * Cannow * Lugnaquilla * Camara Hill* Fenton’s

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 900 m  

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 900 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping ( Lugnaquilla and Glendalough )


Saturday 15th September 2018

**Day trip to Mournes**

Leaving Burgh Quay at 09.00 a.m. 
Bus fare €20 
Hike followed by OPTIONAL 4 course meal in Carrickdale Hotel @ €29pp

Leader: Chris Byrne

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: Pavilions Dublin Bus Stop on the by-pass (just before the turn for the Pavilions and footbridge on the city side)

PICK UP AT SWORDS MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE

Route: Attical * Sandy Brae * Red Moss River * Finlieve *Shanlieve *Eagle Mtn * Windy Gap *Slievemoughanmore * Pigeon Mtn * Cock Mtn * Hen Mtn *Rocky River Car park

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 850 m  
Map: OS Mournes Activity Map 1: 25,000


Sunday 23rd September 2018

Leader: Kevin McGinley

2nd pick-up point: bus stop near Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road
***Different return - Loughlinstown***

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

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 1140 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping ( Wicklow Mountains West with Wicklow East )


Sunday 30th September 2018

Leader: Tom Hennessy

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

Route: Laragh * Derrybawn * Mullacor * Wicklow Way * Drumgoff.

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 650 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harvey East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West)


Sunday 7th October 2018

Leader: Brian Madden

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

Route: Oldbridge * Inchavore River * Military Road * The Oasis * Kanturk * Scarr * Forest Entrance GR 129 994

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 560 m  
Map: OSI 56; East-West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West); Harveys


Sunday 14th October 2018

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Terry Curran

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

Route: Glendalough Visitor's Centre * The Green Road * Derrybawn * Derrybawn Ridge * Mullacor *Top of the Bounds * Van Diemen's Mines * Glenealo Footbridge * Zig Zags * Miners Village * Miners Road * Upper Lake * Glendalough Visitors Centre

Distance: 19 km 
Ascent: 600 m  
Map: OSI Sheet 56, East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla and Glendalough); Harveys Wicklow Mountains




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


2018 Hillwalkers Club