Introductory Walks

Introductory Walk

Introductory walks are scheduled regularly and are at a grade 3 level.

They are open to all people who have the necessary level of fitness and appropriate clothing. You must contact the club secretary ( to see when the next introductory Grade 3 walk is on. Please note that places are limited. Meeting time is at 8.45am at Rosemount Car Park (unless otherwise stated) – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park) leaving at 09.00am.

You must read the New Members page before joining the walk. Please note we can only cater for 10 new people on this walk so first come etc. Please contact the club secretary to be put on the list and let us know if you cannot make it.

Meeting Place – Car Park Rosemount Car Park – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park). The Car Park is in front of the church and shops.

 Grading of Walks

The club walks are graded as follows in accordance with their challenge.

Grade 1 – Tough / good level of fitness required *Typically grade 1 is 18-24km (with substantial climbs, over 1000m), (6 hours +)

Grade 2 – Strenuous / suitable for most regular walkers but tougher than grade 3 (5 – 6 hours) 14-18km, 750m-1000m

Grade 3 – Moderate / suitable for people if they have a reasonable level of general fitness and some hill walking experience (4 – 5 hours). Please note though that these walks are mostly off tracks and are across rough terrain and steep hills. 10-14km, up to 750m

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