August to October Walks 2018

Bogtrotters Walking Club: Schedule for August to October 2018

 

August 5; Grade 1; Stephen White (086 387 4296); Bank holiday weekend                                  

Tonelagee twice plus Scarr and Brockaghs; 26k, 8 hours, 1400m height gain

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

August 12; Grade 3; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

Full details and meeting time to follow

August 19; Grade 2; Annette Holmes (086 123 4567);

Annual Carlingford loop walk

Full details and meeting times to follow; special arrangements apply for northsiders

August 26; Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478) and Niamh Kelleher (086 382 1337)

Full details and meeting time to follow

September 2; Grade 2; Elisabeth Giffney (086 867 2771);

Carrigshouk, Stony Top, Mull East, Mull, Cleevaun Lough, Duff Hill, Gravale; 16k, 920m height gain

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

September 9; Grade 2; Seamus & Tom (087 668 1003 and 086 821 7650)

Slieve Blooms; 19k, 750m height gain, 6.5 hrs

Meet at 09:00 sharp at a place handy for the M7, details to follow

September 16; Grade 3; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

                           Grade 1; Eoghan O’Neill (087 419 9724)

Full details and meeting times to follow

September 23; Grade 2; Rachel Banks (087 754 2953);

Glenmalure area loop; stats to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for 09:00m departure

September 30; Grade 2; Justin Mulrooney (086 171 5383)

Full details to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

October 7; Grade 3; Colette Lynskey (087 624 3564)

Details to follow

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

October 14; Grade 3; Clare Heron (086 084 0007)

new Glendalough route

Note: Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

October 21; Grade 2; Seamus & Tom (087 668 1003 and 086 821 7650)

Fraughan Rock Glen/Lug; 18k, 900m height gain, 6 hrs

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

October 28; Bank holiday weekend

Possible club trip

 

Autumn notes:

Grade 3 walkers can avail of the walks in August and October and, although there’s only one official Grade 3 in September, keep an eye on the leaders’ announcements, or contact them directly, for possible shorter options on the Grade 2s; some of them (the walks I mean) are not too difficult in themselves.

 

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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