Grading of Walks

Achill IslandThe 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

(6 hours +)

 

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

 

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

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Walking Times

If you have dates that you want added to our diary, e-mail Clare or Niamh (secretary).

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Meeting point: 

Rosemount Car Park – Marian Road (Ballyroan Church & Supervalu Car Park)

 

Meeting time: 

08.45am for departure by 9.00am for Grades 2 and 3 (unless otherwise stated).

 

Arrangements for scheduled Grade 1 walks - meet at 07.45 to leave at 08:00 (unless otherwise stated).

 

If, you are looking for an alternative to the Grade 3 walks listed - contact Eoghan for Grade 1 alternative. 

 

Walk Grades - 

Grade 1: typically is 18 + km (with substantial climbs) 6 plus hours fast pace

Grade 2: 14-18km 5 plus hours good climbs

Grade 3: 10-14km 4-5 hours 2/3 mountains.

 

If anyone wants to lead more walks or less walks or has particular walks in mind (for example further Grade 3 walks), contact Clare Heron (walks Co-ordinator).