Good news at last!

Three club walks have taken place this Saturday, 13th. June 2020. Walks will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays in the future as is our tradition. The

arrangements for these walks cannot be as normal, of course, given the current environment.

The New Normal

To keep all of us as safe as possible and to exercise social responsibility, the new arrangements are as follows:

Fully comply with Mountaineering Ireland and Public Health Advice

There can be no carpooling, so we’ll go directly to the start

Maintain Social Distancing at all times

Use good hygiene (advisable to bring sanitizer and face mask, in case required)

Limited numbers on walks: the maximum number of participants on many walks will be restricted because of car parking constraints.

To be fair to all members and to facilitate managing the walks, it will be clearly indicated when a walk is open for booking.

To book a place on a walk, please contact the walk contact person directly and only after booking has been opened for that walk. Bookings can not be accepted before the date indicated.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Until and unless otherwise notified, the walks will start at 10;30.

It is intended to keep these arrangements under continuous review.

Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. It is not an option to just turn up.


Calendar of Tuesday Walks to end August 2020

Tuesday 16th. June 2020

Walk 1 Ballyconnell Coastal Walk Maximum 15 participants

Distance; 7 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: track, trail, road. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

Walk 2 Union Woods Union Rock Maximum 15 participants

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: easy Terrain: track and trail Contact: Mary Jordan 086/3485567

Walk 3 (Challenging) Keelogyboy including SW Summit Maximum 8 participants

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3-3½ hours Difficulty: severe climb from start, afterwards moderate. Terrain: track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857 

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Tuesday 23rd. June 2020

Walk 1   Strandhill Way-Marked Trail Maximum 15 participants

Distance: 8 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours, Difficulty: easy, Terrain:  beach and track. Contact: Carita Horan 086/2288707

Walk 2 (Challenging) Bog Road to the Mines Maximum 15 participants 

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, 4 ½ hours, difficult. Terrain: Road, track and mountain, some steep parts. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

Walk 3 (Challenging) Benwisken, Cauldron Maximum 8 participants 

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4½ hours approx, Difficulty: tough but well worth it. Terrain: track, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664 

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Tuesday 30th. June 2020 Regretfully, all three walks scheduled for this day have had to be cancelled

Walk 1 Slish Wood/Innisfree Maximum 15 participants cancelled

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, boardwalk. Contact: 

Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327

Walk 2 (Challenging) Keelogyboy including SW Summit Maximum 8 participants cancelled

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3-3½ hours Difficulty: severe climb from start, afterwards moderate. Terrain: track and open mountain. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

Walk 3 Highwood Maximum 10 participants cancelled

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 3 hours approx. Difficulty:  moderate, Terrain: trail and road. Contact: Michael Boland 087 2074488

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Tuesday 7th. Jul 2020     Slish Wood to Lough Lumman (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place.Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails.  Contact: Evelyn McDonnell 087 9671327

and

(Challenging) Crockauns (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate on a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk


8 km approx. Duration: 3½ hours approx. Difficulty: demanding. Terrain: Track and heather. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Please note that, in compliance with the latest Mountaineering Ireland advice, the maximum number of participants in a walk will be limited to 15. However, on many of our walks, parking issues may reduce this number further.

Tuesday 14 July 2020 Knocknarea (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 7 kms approxim. Duration: 2.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and path, some hilly. Contact: Petrina Horan 086/3255045

and

(Challenging)  The Dooneens (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk 

Distance: 10 km approx, Duration: 4 hours approx, Terrain: track , road, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Gerry Flanagan 087 2271865

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Tuesday 21 July 2020      Lough Meelagh (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a  place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 12 km approx. Duration: 3.5 hours approx. Difficulty: Flat walk, but quite long. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323

and

(Challenging) Truskmore (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing  to participate in a walk must contact directly the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours. Difficulty: Severe but doable. Terrain: Track, open mountain. Contact: Margaret Richardson 087 2384664

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Tuesday 28 July 2020      Gleniff Horseshoe (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)  

 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Easy, Terrain: mountain road with hills. Contact: Maggie Beal 086 0303429


And

(Challenging) Arroo (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

 

Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours approximately. Difficulty: tough with steep climb at start. Terrain: Track/Bog, rough open mountain. Contact: Denis Crawley 086 4085221

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Tuesday 4 August 2020 Knockvicar (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to particiate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 3½ hours, Difficulty: moderate Terrain: track and trail Contact: Mary Jordan 086 3485567

And

Gurteen/Aghamore Leitrim (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 8 km approximately. Duration: 3 hours approximately.

Difficulty: Moderate with climb on trail at start. Terrain: Track and heather-covered open mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

 

And

 

(Challenging) Keelogyboy (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)


Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk 

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3-3½ hours Difficulty: severe climb from start, afterwards moderate. Terrain: track and open mountain. Contact: Ann O’Malley 087 9843279

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Tuesday 11 August 2020 Glenfarne (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 12 km Duration: 4 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain: forest and lakeside trails and roads. Contact: Pat McCarrick 086 0841268 

And

(Challenging) Arroo from Aghanlish (This walk is now open for booking. Members wishing to participate in a walk must contact DIRECTLY the walk contact person, in advance, to book a place. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk


Distance: 13 km approximately. Duration: 4½ hours approximately. Difficulty: tough with steep climb at start. Terrain: Track/Bog, rough open mountain. Contact: Stephen Clarke 071-9144589 or 086 1934135

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Tuesday 18 August 2020  Ballygawley Wood/Lough Lumman (This walk is not open for booking yet. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 10 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: moderate. Terrain:  track and trails. Contact: to be advised

And

(Challenging) Geevagh/St Eilbhe’s grave (This walk is not open for booking yet. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 12 km approx, Duration: 4½ hours approx, Difficulty: tough enough, some rough ground. Terrain: road, track, mountain – some steep parts. Contact: Jim Newman 087 6452857

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Tuesday 25 August 2020  Lough Talt (This walk is not open for booking yet. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 11 km approx. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate. Terrain: Track and road. Contact: Eamon Gaughan 086 0590323 

Slish Wood/Innisfree  (This walk is not open for booking yet. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Distance: 9 km approx. Duration: 2½ hours. Difficulty: Easy. Terrain: Tracks, boardwalk. Contact: to be advised 

And

(Challenging) Fawnlion from Doon Lough (This walk is not open for booking yet. Thank you for your cooperation.)

Please read our safety page before attempting to do this challenging walk

Distance: 10 km, Duration: 3 hours, Difficulty: Moderate, with some climbs, one sharp but short. Terrain: trail and open mountain. Contact: Michael Mulligan 087 3177799

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More Walks will be posted in due course