Bogtrotters Walking Club: Walks Schedule for February-April 2020

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.

February 2; Grade 3, Stephen Pye, circuit of Seehan, Corrig, Seefingan, Seefin
February 9; Grade 2, Stephen White
February 16; Grade 3, Martha & Niamh;
Grade 2, Colm Peppard
February 23; Grade 2, Seamus & Tom
March 1; Grade 3, Stephen Pye, Trooperstown to Paddock Hill to Scarr
March 8; Grade 3, Clare Heron, Luggala loop
March 15; Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day; no official club walk
March 22; Grade 2, Elisabeth & Martha
March 29; Grade3, Claire Hyland, Djouce via White Hill from Ballinastoe Woods
April 5; Grade 2, Seamus & Tom
April 12; Easter Sunday; no official club walk
April 19; Grade 2, Martha & Elisabeth
April 26; Grade 3, Justin

Spring notes:

More of a mix of Grades 2 and 3 for the lengthening days as winter turns to spring. Aficionados of Grade 1 walks may have to settle for long and steep Grade 2s.

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.