Members have access to our full walks calendar which consists of graded walks most weekends (see Walks tab for description of the grades).
There are also mid-week walks and outings – usually on a Wednesday. These are easier walks, usually about 2 hours with most people staying around for a coffee or a lunch.
On top of the regular walking calendar, we have multiple weekends within Ireland (usually the bank holidays), and some week long trips further afield. There is an annual club BBQ, an outing which includes walks and a dinner as well as other social events throughout the year. Only members can participate in the trips and weekends.
Membership of Blackrock Hillwalking club includes membership of Mountaineering Ireland. This provides some insurance cover, a 10% discount in many outdoor stores, and the Mountain Log magazine posted directly to you 4 times a year.
Membership runs from Nov to Oct each year (in line with Mountaineering Ireland). Our AGM is usually held in October and many members use this opportunity to renew.
If you are joining us for the first time please use the full version of the membership form here
If you are already a member, you can use the shorter renewal form here
Important policy statements (from the membership form)
For reference here are the official club policies on consent and privacy
Photography and Video Consent
- I am aware that my photograph or video image may be taken whilst attending or participating in walks/climbs or activities connected with the Club and I consent to it being used by the Club for items like programs, newsletters, event reports or on the Club website or social media channels. If I choose not to be included in a particular photograph, I will make it known to the Walk Leader.
Club Privacy Statement and Communication Preferences
Blackrock Hillwalking Club (The Club) take the protection of the data that we hold about you as a member seriously and will do everything possible to ensure that data is collected, stored, processed, maintained, cleansed and retained in accordance with current and future data protection legislation.
Please read the full privacy notice carefully to see how The Club will treat the personal information that you provide to us. This includes details of how your information will be stored and also how and when it will be removed from the clubs records if you do not renew your membership at some point in the future. We will take all reasonable care to keep your information secure and to prevent any unauthorized access. If you have any questions about how the club uses your information or if you wish to change your consent options please email email@example.com
In addition to receiving general club communications please let us know how else you would like to hear from us:
- I consent to the Treasurer sharing my information with Mountaineering Ireland to process my membership
- I consent to the Secretary using my email address for email communications (the club uses Gmail)
- I consent to the Secretary using my mobile phone number for scheduled text communications
- I consent to sharing my contact details with the walk leaders when I sign up for a walk
- If I am a walk leader, I consent to my mobile phone number being shared with members and guest walkers
Data Sharing with Mountaineering Ireland
When you become a member of or renew your membership with Blackrock Hillwalking Club you will automatically be registered as a member of Mountaineering Ireland. We will provide Mountaineering Ireland with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (www.mountaineering.ie – Login). Mountaineering Ireland will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your Mountaineering Ireland details (which, among other things allows you to update your details and enter digital log of climbs/walks and avail of discounts on the online shop). It is vital, therefore, that a valid email address is given, so that you can ensure that your data is correct and so that you can set your own privacy settings.
If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with Mountaineering Ireland, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I accept that hillwalking and scrambling and other associated activities, are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. I am aware of, and accept these risks. I wish to partake in these activities voluntarily and undertake to be responsible for my own actions and involvement with the club or club members. I confirm that I do not suffer from any disability or medical condition that may render me unfit for strenuous exercise. I have read and agree to abide by the club rules and constitution