Welcome to the Blackrock Hillwalking Club
We are based in Blackrock, Cork. We are an active club of 100+ members. We walk just about every weekend in the hills and mountains of Munster. Walks are usually on a Sunday but sometimes on a Saturday, We also go further afield for weekends, and trips abroad. The club also holds an annual BBQ and an outing involving a walk followed by a dinner and maybe a sing song.
New members are always welcome. You are welcome to come along on 2 walks as a guest before joining.
According to the new Plan for living with Covid there are 5 levels.
For Levels 1&2, we can hike anywhere in Ireland, keeping groups small.
For Levels 3&4, we can hike anywhere in Cork, keeping groups small.
For Level 5, the 5km rule kicks back in, and no groups allowed.
Mountaineering Ireland have issued their guidelines for hillwalkers (May 17th)
Latest guidelines are to keep groups to a max of 15 outdoors – MI suggest we try to keep that to 10. This includes the walk leader. Carpooling outside your household is also not recommended.
International travel is still not advised at this time.
Kerry Mountain Rescue have issued a reminder that their advisory from before lockdown remains in place. (see the Walks tab)
In the meantime here are some resources you may find useful
Roadmap for the return to Hillwalking and Climbing (May 5th)
Light on the horizon – Returning to hillwalking and climbing (May 1st)
Getting back to hillwalking and climbing (April 28th)
Some useful resources from the Government
Cork Community Response