Walk statistics (distance, height gain and approx. time) will be issued during the week preceding each walk along with contact number for the leader(s).
Meeting times at Rosemount are 08:45 for 09:00 departure for Grades 1 and 2. Grade 3 walks have a 09:45 meet-up for 10:00 departure. Occasional exceptions will be notified with the stats.
May 5; Tom Moriarty/Seamus Whelan, Grade 2, Fraughan Rock Glen
May 12; Marjo Ruiter, Grade 1, Glendalough area
May 19; Stephen Pye, Grade 3, Iron Bridge (Aghavannagh)/Coolgarrow/Ballinacor/Croghanmoira , 15k, 600m ascent, approx. 5 hours
May 26; Mick Shortt, Grade 3, Blessington area
June 2; June Bank Holiday weekend; no walk planned officially
June 9: Annette Holmes, Grade 2, Blessington area, Black Hill, Sorrel Hill and Lugnagun
June 16; Colm Peppard, Grade 3 walk plus a little bit of navigation instruction for anyone interested. This is a walk and suitable for all; the Training Day has been deferred to the autumn
June 23; Rachel Banks, Grade 3, Vartry Reservoir, Roundwood
June 30: Stephen White, Grade 1, plus alternative Grade 3, Colette Lynskey and Clare Heron from Pier Gates (earlier start time of 08:45 for 09:00 due to parking restrictions at Pier Gates)
July 7; Justin Mulrooney, Grade 2
July 14; Annette Holmes, Grade 2, Hollywood area
July 21; Seamus Whelan and Tom Moriarty, easy Grade 2, Sl Blooms
July 28; Martha & Niamh, Grade 3
Summer notes:Annette has reserved August 11th for her Carlingford walk.
It’s natural to have some longer walks during the summer months but do be aware that quite a few of the Grade 2 walks are not too difficult and, assuming clement weather, will suit regular Grade 3 walkers also.
Training Day: this has been deferred to the autumn, most likely in September. It’s for anyone who is interested in learning some basic navigation skills. It’s important that we gain some new Grade 3 walk leaders as the demand for Grade 3 walks has increased and the leaders are all from the same pool of regular Grade 2 walkers. It would make a big difference to have a few more walk leaders.