November 2017 Walks

November 5; Introductory Grade 3;

Paddock Hill and Scarr Mountain; Stephen Pye (087 2583990)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Starting point of walk is Trooperstown Wood car park – crossing the road (the R755 that leads into Laragh), the walk proceeds up a forest trail that leads one up Paddock Hill and then on to the ascent for Scarr mountain across open ground with good views of the surrounding countryside. Depending on weather and who turns up/walking experience, there may be an “add-on” of descending from Scarr, for a few hundred metres, in the direction of the trail that’s part of “the Scarr/Kanturk circuit” before re-ascending summit of Scarr and (regardless of whether we do the “add-on”) – returning to Trooperstown Wood car park by the route described above.

 

Estimated distance 12 kms; estimated ascent 440 metres; estimated time 4 hours (without add-on)

 

November 12; Grade 3; Curtlestown Wood, Glencullen Mountain, Knocknagun and back via Mass Rock; Elisabeth Giffney (086 8672771)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Estimated stats will be sent out in the week preceding the walk

 

November 19; Grade 3;

Dublin mountains or Luggala ; Seamus Whelan (087 6681003)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Estimated stats will be sent out in the week preceding the walk

 

 

November 26; Grade 3;

Glendalough area; Marjo Ruiter (087 6736608)

Meeting time 09:00 (note not 10:00)

Estimated stats will be sent out in the week preceding the walk

 

November notes:

November has been again been designated as a Grade 3 month; we have four Grade 3 walks with plenty of variety. During November all leaders will be contacted in relation to the next walking schedule when the emphasis will again be on shorter walks during the winter months.

 

General notes:

 

Meeting point, unless otherwise stated is Rosemount Car Park, Marian Road, Rathfarnham.

 

Directions:

  • Continue from the Yellow House in Rathfarnham (past the former 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 and

Supervalu Supermarket – the car park is in front of the church and shops.

 

Meeting times are usually 08:45 for 09:00 departure or 09:45 for 10:00 departure but are at the discretion of the walk leader(s).

 

Route details and estimated walk stats will be advised by the leaders in the week preceding the walk if they are not listed on the schedule.

 

The most up-to-date schedule, including changes, will be on the Bogtrotters’ website at http://www.bogtrotters.ie. The website also has information about the club and advice on hillwalking.

 

Walk Grades

 

Grade 1: 18-24km – over 1000 meters height gain – tough – good level of fitness required – 6 hours plus in duration

Grade 2: 14-18km – 750–1000 meters height gain – strenuous – suitable for most regular walkers –

5-6 hours in duration

Grade 3: 10-14km – up to 750 meters height gain – moderate – suitable for those with a reasonable

level of fitness – 4-5 hours in duration

 

Walks are generally off track and across rough terrain and steep hills.

 

Note 1 – All walkers should carry with them a high visibility jacket, head torch and whistle.

Note 2 – All walks should adhere to the Grade guidelines as far as possible.

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