Walks Summary

Walks schedule February – May 2024 (WIP).

Keep an eye on the Whatsapp for changes and updates.

Details of midweek walks available closer to the day.

Times are departure times, if you need to grab food / coffee, please arrive early.


Mon Date Grade Walk Meeting point Leave Contact
Feb 4 B 7 Heads Courtmac 10.00 Fiona
    C Clydagh Valley The Mills Ballyvourney 10.30 Frances M
  7 WED Passage Library Passage 10.30 Pauline
  11 B Nire Valley Ballymacabry 9.30 Fiona
    C Strickeen Kate Kearneys Cottage 10.30 Henry
  14 WED Ballyallen Woods Midleton Midleton Retail Pk 10.30 Nick
  18 B Clara Loop Millstreet 10.00 Brid
    C Bothar Glas Blarney Woollen Mills 10.30 Dave B
  21 WED Warrenscourt Wood + lunch + Michael Collins Museum Kilmurry Circle K Lissarda 10.15 Frances M
  SAT 24 B+ Cush Horseshoe Galtymore North CP 9.45 Donal
  SUN 25 C Cannon Sheehan Loop Centra Kildorrery 10.30 Ann W
  28 WED Marina Shandon Boat Club 10.30 Kay
Mar 3 B Sugarloaf Knockmealdowns Lismore Services 10.00 Anne R
    C Crosshaven Loop Village car park 10.30 Frances M
  6 WED Nano Nagle place   10.30 Pauline
  10 B Crohane Glenflesk 10.00 Matt
    C Galtees Maxol Mitchelstown 10.00 Ger O’S
  13 WED Tramore Valley Park Frankfield Church 10.30 Lillian
  17 B Mangerton Glenflesk   Anne R
  20 WED Carrigaline to Crosshaven 1st CP Crosshaven Rd 10.30 Frances M
  24 B Beenaunmore Glenflesk   Brid
    C Knockadoon Loop Ladysbridge Car Park 10.30 Maria
  27 WED Ballard Waterfall Ahearnes Kilworth 10.30 Ann W
  31   Easter Sunday      
Apr 3 WED Ballincollig Reg Park West end car park 10.30 Kay
  5-7 B&C Sneem weekend     Johnny
  10 WED Crosshaven to Carrigaline Car park Crosshaven 10.30 Lillian
  14 B Sugarloaf Glengarriff Glengarriff Services   Fiona
    C Nire Valley Ballymacarbery 10.30 Ann W
  17 WED Glen River Park Keatings old furniture 10.30 Helen M
  21 B Ballyhouras Ballyorgan loop     Fiona
  21-28   Tenerife Trip     Dave B
  24 WED Blackrock Castle to Rochestown Car park Blackrock 10.30 Kay
  28 B TBD      
    C Barley Lake Glengarriff Services 10.30 Henry
May 3-5   Cloghane weekend     Evan
  12 B Ballyhouras Blackrock Loop Kildorrery 9.30 Matt
    C Rosscarbery / Millcove Rosscarbery 11.00 Caroline
  19 B TBD      
    C Clara Loop Centra Millstreet 10.30 Frances M
  26 B TBD      
    C TBD     Dave B

Note: Walk Leader to be contacted (by text) day before walk to confirm participation.
Changes and cancellations will only be communicated to those who have contacted the walk leader.

Times are departure times, if you need to grab food / coffee, please arrive early.

For Data protection, details of walk leaders have been removed from the website.

Please refer to the full walks schedule shared with members by email, or the text message circulated by the club secretary.
If you are not a member, please reach out on facebook, or contact info@blackrockhillwalkingclub.ie

As a club we encourage carpooling. There are a number of advantages to carpooling.
For environmental reasons less cars means less fuel and less pollution. Also space for car parking can be a challenge on some walks – we don’t want to be blocking gates or tracks that are in use by locals.

If you are interested in car-pooling please let the walk leader know if you are looking or offering. The walk leader can often be helpful in putting people in touch with each other but depending on the walk and who else is going, you will need to be prepared to have your own transport.

We recommend a contribution of €10 to the driver for any of our regular weekend walks.

Walk Grades:
C : up to 4 hours. On tracks paths and quiet roads. Little or no climb.
C+ longer walks that may involve an incline or an easy mountain involving walking on open ground.
B : expect to be out 4-5 hours. Expect a climb and rough open ground. There may be some scrambling and exposure.
B+ can be anything from 5 – 7 hours. Expect a climb and rough open ground. There may be some scrambling and exposure. Details of the exact walk might be light with the walk leader more likely to make changes depending on the group and the day.

New members are always welcome.

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