May to July 2018 Walks

Bogtrotters Walking Club: Schedule for May to July 2018

 

May 6; Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478) and Elisabeth Giffney (086 867 2771)

Walk description and stats to follow

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

May 13; Grade 1; Stephen White (086 387 4296)

                Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478) and Niamh Kelleher (086 382 1337)

Walk descriptions and stats to follow

Meeting times 08:45 for departure at 09:00 and 09:45 for 10:00, respectively

May 20; Grade 2; Mick Shortt (085 778 8987)

Lugnaquilla area, approx 15k, 800m climbing

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

May 27; Grade 3; Sheila Mac Donald (087 770 0377)

Walk description and stats to follow

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

June 3; Grade 1; Brian Dolan (086 366 4355)

Circuit of the Glen of Imaal: start from Fenton’s, near Knockanarrigan, along the road to the old youth hostel at the foot of Sugarloaf. Up Sugarloaf, Lobawn, Table Mountain, Camenabologue, Lugnaquilla and down Camara Hill back to Fenton’s.

25km and 1000m ascent.

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

June 10th; Grade 3; Mick Shortt. It will have a climb and some track walking in the west Wicklow area. Suitable for all!
Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

June 17; Grade 2; Annette Holmes (087 913 9649).

Hollywood area; full description and stats to follow

June 24; Grade 1; Stephen White (086 387 4296)

Walk description and stats to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

July 1; Grade 2; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

Croghanmoira/Glenmalure area; full details and stats to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

July 8; Grade 2; Rachel Banks (087 754 2953)

Glendalough area; full details and stats to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

July 15; Grade 3; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

Probably Sorrel Hill – Lugnagun walk; full details and stats to follow

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

July 22; Grade 2; Annette Holmes (087 913 9649).

Black Hill and surrounds; full details and stats to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

July 29; Grade 1; Glen of Imaal circuit; Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650) and Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)

Slievemaan, Ballineddan, Lug, Camenabologue, Table track, possible Ben Leagh, start/finish Fenton’s

Approx 22k, 1100m climbing, 6 or 7 hours depending on conditions and route

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Summer notes:

 May is good for Grade 3 walks; June and July, naturally enough, are good for longer walks – but quite a few of the Grade 2s will suit regular Grade 3 walkers; check with the leader(s) if in doubt.

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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