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.

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From May 10th 2021 we can run club walks in Cork and surrounding counties – keeping groups small. Details of walks are listed on the Walks tab.

Mountaineering Ireland have issued their guidelines for hillwalkers (May 17th)

https://www.mountaineering.ie/aboutus/news/2020/?id=273

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.

Latest guidelines on carpooling from MI are here.

https://www.mountaineering.ie/aboutus/news/2021/?id=365

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

MI
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)
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Some useful resources from the Government
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the site https://2kmfromhome.com/ has been extended to show 5km (from May 5th) and 20km (from June 8th)
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Cork Community Response
County Cork
https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/cork-county-council-covid-19-community-support-programme
Cork City

NEWS

WALKS

TRIPS

Membership renewals are now due.

Download form here

Some trips are already in the calendar for next year – Details on the ‘Trips’ tab

Car Pooling – advice from Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has received confirmation from Sport Ireland that we can now advise clubs, members, and all other participants that carpooling is permitted when travelling to and from sporting activities.

The advice is as follows:

  • In line with the return of public and private transport participants may wish to return to the use of carpooling.
  • Private transport carrying those not yet vaccinated or of mixed immunity should be aware of the higher risk.
  • The use of appropriate face coverings is recommended.
  • If carpooling, consider use of a pod system in which the same participants pool together for all activities

Full details can be seen here

New members are always welcome.

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