November 2018 Walks

November 4; Grade 3; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

J.B.Malone memorial, White Hill, Djouce and down to the footbridge.

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Walk will take about 4 hours

November 11; Grade 3; Elisabeth Giffney (086 867 2771)

Route to be decided

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

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

November 18; Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478) and Niamh Kelleher (086 382 1337)

Route to be decided

Meeting time 09:45 for 10:00

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

November 25; Grade 3; Dublin Mountains; Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Recce being undertaken to establish the precise route and walk stats

 

November notes:

For the third consecutive year November has 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 (December/January) 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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