About the Club
Hello and welcome to our club website. The club is an easygoing hillwalking club based in Dublin that walks every Sunday and on Tuesday nights during the Summer and early Autumn months. We meet at the Rosemount Car Park – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park) in Rathfarnham, South Dublin every Sunday morning.
In addition we, have four one day trips and about four weekends-away each year.
We are a small club with about 80 members and each walk sees about 8 to 16 people take part on a members walk mainly in Wicklow and Dublin.
Bogtrotters club is affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland and all club members are members of MI. Among the benefit of MI membership is insurance which is necessary as a member. The other benefits are explained on the New Members page.
New Members Joining
If you are interested in joining then visit the New Members page for more information about the club and trying out the walks and us! You can also contact the leaders and ask them about the walk.
You must read the safety page before coming on a walk! Please make sure you have the essentials if you arrive for a walk as you WILL need them this is Ireland after all the land of 4 seasons in one day!
Please visit the new members page
An introductory Grade 3 walk open to all non members is available until further notice.
It is open to all people who have the necessary level of fitness and appropriate clothing.
Meeting time is at 8.45am at Rosemount Car Park – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park) leaving at 09.00am.
You must read the new members page before joining the walk.
Please note we can only cater for 10 new people on this walk so first come etc. Please contact the club secretary to be put on the list and let us know if you cannot make it.
New Meeting Place - Car Park
Rosemount Car Park – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park)
This new meeting place will take effect from Sunday 7th February, 2016 at the start of the new walk schedule.
Directions from The Tuning Fork:
· Continue past The Tuning Fork along Ballyboden Road to a Traffic Light Junction
· Turn right onto Ballyroan Road ( Scoil Eanna will be on your left)
· Take the third Right Hand Turn onto Marian Road – On the left will be Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Supermarket - The Car Park is in front of the church and shops. (The first right hand turn on Ballyroan Road is beside the traffic light junction and can easily be missed)
Grading of Walks
The club walks are graded as follows in accordance with their challenge.
Grade 1 – Tough / good level of fitness required *Typically grade 1 is 18-24km (with substantial climbs
(6 hours +)
Grade 2 – Strenuous / suitable for most regular walkers but tougher than grade 3 (5 – 6 hours) 14-18km
Grade 3 – Moderate / suitable for people if they have a reasonable level of general fitness and some hill walking experience (4 – 5 hours). Please note though that these walks are mostly off tracks and are across rough terrain and steep hills. 10-14km