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Welcome to the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club website.

- ****Bishopstown Hillwalking Club has recommenced Club walks but these are restricted to Members only and to reduced numbers per walk in line with existing Covid-19 recommendations.

BHC Membership Form : - You can download our current membership form at this LINK. If you pay your membership by bank transfer please include your name as a reference and also email Sean Cotter confirming the transfer.

*****Thursday night meetings in “The Model Farm” Bar & Restaurant also cancelled for the foreseeable future..*****-


We are one of the largest hillwalking clubs in Cork and Ireland. Most of our members are not actually from Bishopstown but from all over Cork City and County. We have organised walks every weekend and for insurance reasons, these are open to members only.

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Why join us?

a) We cover a wide range of walks...from the very easy to the very difficult
b) We usually offer at least 2 walks every weekend with experienced walk leaders.
b) We usually offer midweek Wednesday walks.
c) You do not need to pre-register for walks, just turn up at the meeting point.
d) We offer car pooling to help reduce your travel costs.
e) You can avail of a 10% membership discount at selected hillwalking shops.
f) You will receive a quarterly colour magazine from Mountaineering Ireland.
g) In addition to our regular walks, we also organise trips away to remote locations in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere.

Interested? Check out our Membership page.

- Our Walk Grades -





A
B
C
D
Strenuous walk (sometimes with scrambling over steep exposed rocks) on open moorland at a fast pace and on very steep gradients for up to 10 hours.
Tough walk (sometimes with some scrambling over steep ground) on open moorland at a good pace and on steep gradients for up to 6 hours.
Moderate walk usually on open moorland over less steep ground at a moderate pace and on gentle gradients for up to 4 hours (A and B walkers on C walks are expected to slow down to C pace).
Easy walk, mainly on relatively flat roads / paths (forests and cliff tops), at an easy pace for up to 2 hours.



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