February to April 2018 Walks

Walks Schedule for February-April 2018

February 4; Introductory Grade 1; Eoghan O’Neill (087 419 9724)

Cruagh  car park ->Cruagh Mtn ->Kippure ->glencree via Lough brays ->knocknagun then glendoo back to car park   Stats about 22 k height gain around 1000metres,  over some boggy uneven ground so bring the gaiters.

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

February 11; Grade 2; Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)/Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650)

Gravale-Duff Hill-Cleevaun Lake-Mullaghcleevaun-Mull East-Carrigshouk

Distance 16k, Height gain 800m with one long ascent up Gravale

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

February 18; Grade 3; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

Seahan, Seefingan, Corrig and Seefin: the classic 4 peaks circuit

Distance 12.5k, Height gain 400metres, approx. Time 4.5 hours

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

February 25; Grade 2; Elisabeth Giffney (086 867 2771)

Details to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

March 4; Grade 2; Rachel Banks (087 754 2953)

Glendalough Circuit with Camaderry, Mullacor

Distance 21k, Height gain 1000m, Time 6hrs approx.

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Mar 11; Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478)

Details to follow

 Mar 18: St Patrick’s weekend. A club walk may be arranged closer to the date

 Mar 25; Grade 2; Marjo Ruiter (087 673 6608)

Details to follow

 Apr 1: Easter. Possible away trip. A club walk may be arranged closer to the date

 Apr 8; Grade 3; Justin Mulrooney (086 171 5383)

Details to follow

Apr 15; Grade 2; Colm Peppard ( 085 816 4232)

Lug from Barravore. Up Fraughan Rock Glen & back via Clohernagh & Arts Lough

About 18k & 800m gain of height

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Apr 22; Grade 2; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

White Hill, Djouce, War Hill, Maulin and back to Djouce

5 half hours long; further details to follow

 Apr 29; Grade 2; Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)/Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650)

Details to follow

 

Spring notes:

There are plenty of Grade 2 walks during the spring. Many of these will also be suitable for regular Grade 3 walkers.

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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December 2017 January 2018 Walks

Bogtrotters Walking Club: Walks Schedule for December 2017 and January 2018

December 3; Grade 3; Brian Dolan (086 366 4355)

Kanturk and Scarr from Oldbridge, “one of the prettiest walks in Wicklow”.

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

December 10; Grade 3; Stephen White (086 387 4296), Derek Walsh (086 853 9464)

Wicklow Gap -Tonlagee -Brockagh -road – path around hydro station – Wicklow Gap

Distance 11km, Height gain 500m with one steep descent off Tonlagee and rough boggy terrain.

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

December 17; Grade 3; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

Distance 12k, Height gain 600m, Time 4 hrs.

Meeting time 9:45, leaving at 10:00

December 24; Christmas Eve; no walk

December 26; St Stephen’s Day ramble; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

Dublin mountains starting from the Blue Light. About 3hrs. All welcome!

Meeting at Rosemount car park at 11:45, leaving at 12.

January 7; Grade 3; Sheila Mac Donald (087 770 0377)

Dublin mountains

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

January 14; Grade 3; Justin Mulrooney (086 171 5383)

Starting from Ballynultagh gap, Black Hill, Mullaghcleevaun, Cleevaun lake, forest track

Distance 13.7k, Height gain 680m

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

January 21; Grade 2; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478) and Niamh Kelleher (086 382 1337)

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Details to follow

January 28; Grade 3; Stephen White086-387-4296 and Derek Walsh 086-853-9464

Wicklow Gap -> Tonlagee -> Brockagh -> Lough Nahanagan -> Wicklow Gap
1 steep ascent at the start of the walk, 1 steep decent off Tonlagee, wet boggy ground to Brockagh and down to Lough Nahanagan.
10k-12k ish, 500m ascent ish

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

 

December/January notes:

The emphasis is still on Grade 3 walks during the winter; we hope to have more Grade 2’s and 1’s in the spring schedule.

Remember to bring your head torch and hi-vis vest on the winter walks.

 

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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November 2017 Walks

November 5; Introductory Grade 3;

Paddock Hill and Scarr Mountain; Stephen Pye (087 2583990)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Starting point of walk is Trooperstown Wood car park – crossing the road (the R755 that leads into Laragh), the walk proceeds up a forest trail that leads one up Paddock Hill and then on to the ascent for Scarr mountain across open ground with good views of the surrounding countryside. Depending on weather and who turns up/walking experience, there may be an “add-on” of descending from Scarr, for a few hundred metres, in the direction of the trail that’s part of “the Scarr/Kanturk circuit” before re-ascending summit of Scarr and (regardless of whether we do the “add-on”) – returning to Trooperstown Wood car park by the route described above.

 

Estimated distance 12 kms; estimated ascent 440 metres; estimated time 4 hours (without add-on)

 

November 12; Grade 3; Curtlestown Wood, Glencullen Mountain, Knocknagun and back via Mass Rock; Elisabeth Giffney (086 8672771)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

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

 

November 19; Grade 3;

Dublin mountains or Luggala ; Seamus Whelan (087 6681003)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

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

 

 

November 26; Grade 3;

Glendalough area; Marjo Ruiter (087 6736608)

Meeting time 09:00 (note not 10:00)

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

 

November notes:

November has been again 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 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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