Hike Programme

MAY - JULY 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 6th May 2018

Leader: Mel O’Hara

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

Route: Glenmacnass * Lough Brook * Lough Ouler * Tonelagee * Brockaghs * Leadmines * Camaderry East * Glendalough

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 900 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West ) Harvey

Saturday 12th May 2018

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

**Cooley Mountains** Followed by 4 course meal Return to Dublin by 9.00 p.m. Cost - €40 for bus and meal

Leaving Burgh Quay at 09.00 a.m.

Leader: Christopher 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)

Route: Windy Gap (J131 137) * Foxes Rock * Ravens Rock * Split Rock *Eagles Rock * Slieve Foye * Barnavave * Famine Village * Mollys Loop * Irish Grange * John Long’s Bar and Restaurant

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 700 m  
Map: OSI 36

Sunday 20th May 2018

Leader: Ruth Murphy

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

Route: Pier Gates * Lough Dan * Kanturk,* Scarr and back via Oldbridge and the Wicklow way * Pier Gates

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 650 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East or Wicklow Mountains West), Harvey

Sunday 27th May 2018

***JB Malone Memorial Walk***

Finishing with refreshments at Knockree Hostel

Leader: Brian Flynn

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

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

Distance: 16k m 
Ascent: 540 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow East ), Harvey

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Peak District Trip and Burrishoole Walking Festival

Sunday 10th June 2018

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Tommy Lundy

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

Route: Lugnagun.* Sorrel hill* Black Hill * Hampton bomber memorial * Pound Lane * Lakeshore * Zellers pub Lacken village

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 700 m  
Map: OSI 56, East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West)

Sunday 17th June 2018

Leader: Terry Curran

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

Route: Sally Gap Cross Roads * Carrigvore * Gravale * Duff Hill * Mullaghcleevaun East Top * Mullaghcleevaun * Billy Byrnes Gap * Moanbane * Silsean * Ballyknockan

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 775 m  
Map: East West Mapping ( Wicklow Mountains West), OS1 56

Saturday 23rd June 2018

*** Ring of Imaal Walk ***

Leaving Burgh Quay at 09.00 a.m.

Leader: TBC

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

Route 1: 
Keadeen* Slieveragh * Ballinabarney Gap * Ballinfoyle * Ballineddan * Slievemaan * Lugnaquillia * Camenabulogue * Table * Lobawn * Donard

Distance: 29 km 
Ascent: 1520 m  

Route 2: 
Ballinfoyle * Ballineddan * Slieve Maan * Lugnaquillia * Camenabulogue * Table * Lobawn * Donard

Distance: 22 km 
Ascent: 1100 m  
Map: OSI 55 with 56 East West Mapping (Lugnaquilla and Glendalough)

Sunday 1st July 2018

**Newcomers Hard Hike**

Leader: Tom Milligan

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

Route: Ballinagee * Glenreemore Brook * Art's Cross * 3 Lakes * Table Mountain * Conavalla * Lough Firrib * Turlough Hill * Wicklow Gap.

Distance: 18 km 
Ascent: 820 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harvey East West Mapping (Wicklow Mountains West)

Sunday 8th July 2018

Leader: Dave McCann

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

Route: Rosbane * Garryhoe Lane * Wicklow Way * Kyle Loop * Mangans Lane * Tinahely

Distance: 17 km 
Ascent: 560 m  
Map: OSI 56 with 62, East West Mapping (Wicklow South )

Saturday 14th July 2018

Leaving Burgh Quay at 10.00 a.m
Finishing at the Glencree Centre for the Club BBQ ** 
** Back in Dublin about 9.30 pm **

Leader: Tom Kenny

2nd pick-up & return drop-off point: bus stop near Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road

Route: Glencree Reconciliation Centre * Oldboleys * Prince Williams Seat * Knocknagun, * SH 525 * SH. 586 * Military Road * Bog Road * Oldboleys * Glencree Reconciliation Centre

Distance: 15 km 
Ascent: 300 m  
Map: OSI 56, Harvey East West Mapping (Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains)

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 )

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.

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:


For further enquiries contact 086 356 3843

2018 Hillwalkers Club