- Calendar of Club Walks -

Please note that for insurance reasons, all walks are for club members only

There are no 'trial walks'

Note that walks can be cancelled due to bad weather. Check the weekly e-mail to club members for the most up to date information regarding planned and extra walks.

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BISHOPSTOWN HILLWALKING CLUB (B.H.C.) SUMMER/AUTUMN 2019




AUGUST 2019

Sat 3***EXTRA WALK*** GALTEES (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O Shea
Sun 4***EXTRA WALK*** KNOCKMEALDOWNS: KNOCKALOUGHA & BAY LOUGH (C: 11 km, 450 m, 5 h)Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
3-10ANGLESEY & MOUNT SNOWDON (C+) (Ian Anderton) (Full)
Tue 6KILMURRY & WARRENSCOURT WOODS (D: 6 km, 1.75 h) Lissarda Garage 1845 (Joan Moriarty)
Wed7PURPLE MOUNTAIN (B: 15 km, 1015 m, 5.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1015 (SC)
Thu 8TOMIES WOOD (C+: 12 km, 550 m, 4.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1100 (Cesar & John Hallissey)
Sat 10KEALKIL to GOUGANE BARRA Linear Walk (C: 16 km, 600 m, 5.5 h) Gougane Barra Hotel 1045 Book bus to Kealkill BEFORE 5pm Fri 9(Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 10COOMLOUGHRA Horseshoe (A: 13 km, 1200 m, 6 h, scrambling & exposure) Fossa Church 0930 (SC)
Sun 11ATTYACHRAAN RIVER, Glounreagh River (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan Harrington & Joan McCann)
Tue 13THE GEARADH (D: 6 km, 1.75 h) Lissarda Garage 1845 (Joan Moriarty)
Wed14COOMERKANE RIDGE (B: 13 km, 700 m. 4.5 h) option Suger Loaf (extra 2.5 km, 250 m, 1 h) Eccles Hotel Glengarriff 0945 (Michael Browne & Bobby Thornhill)
Thu 15STRICKEEN (C: 5 km, 380 m, 3 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1115 (SC)
Sat 17MOUNT HILLARY (C: 13 km, 400 m, 4 h) Trailhead Corrough Bridge 1030 (David Sprott)
Sat 17SLIEVECUSHABINNIA, GALTYMOR, GALTYBEAG (B: 14 km, 950 m, 5.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O'Shea)
Tue 20BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (D: h) Christ Our Light Church car park 1900 (Frances)
Wed21COOMLOUGHRA from Lough Acoose (A: 11 km, 1200 m, 6-7 h) Cork 0800 & Fossa Church 0945 (Joihn Hallissey & Cesar)
Thu 22GALTYBEG (C: 8 km, 500 m, 3.5 h) Firgrove Hotel 1015 (SC)
23–25DUNQUIN week-end (B & C) (Booking deposits to BHC: eur 30 accommodation sharing and/or eur 20 for ferry before 1st July
Fri 23CILL GHOBNAIT loop (Mushroom walk) (including Ryan’s Daughter Village & Schoolhouse & Blasket Interpretive Centre cafe) (D: 8 km, 200 m, 3.5 h) An Portán 1030 (SC)
Sat 24GREAT BLASKET ISLAND (B & C)
Sat 24AN PORTAN to COUMEENOOLE via Ryan’s Daughter village, Cruach Mharthain, Mount Eagle & Slea Head (B: 12 km, 800 m, 4.5 h), (C option: 8 km, 400 m, 3.5 h) & afterwards Dun Chaoin Pottery Café. Cork 0730 & An Portán 1030 (SC, et al)
Sat 24TEMPLEHILL, LYRACAPPUL, GALTYMOR (B+: 6 h) Firgrove Hotel 0900 (Pat McCarthy)
Sun 25BRANDON MOUNTAIN from the West (B: 11.5 km, 850 m, 4 h), (to Conor Pass: B+: 16 km, 1200 m, 4.5 h) Dingle Distillery near Roundabout at west end of Dingle Town 1030 & Cork 0800 (SC, et al)
Tue 27THE 21 DITCHES (D: 1. 5 h) Model Farm Road 1730 & The Marlogue Inn, Great Island 1830 (Kate Walsh)
Wed28CARRAUNTOOHIL via O'Shea's gully and zigzags (B+: 5.5 h) Cronin's Yard 1000 (Ann Daly)
Thu 29GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK & source of River Lee (C: 10 km, 580 m, 4 h) Gougane Barra Hotel 1045 (SC)
Sat 31DURSEY ISLAND (C:) (Margaret Moore)
Sat 31KNOCKMEALDOWNS from Goaten Bridge (Knockshane, Knockmealdown, Knocknagnauv) (B: 15 km, 950 m, 5 h) Clogheen Catholic Church 1000 (John Coughlan)
Sat 31Y-GULLY, CARRAUNTOOH & BEENKEERAGH (A: 13 km, 1400 m, 6.5 h, Scrambling & exposure) Fossa Church 0915 (Pat Broderick)


SEPTEMBER 2019

3-10KIRCHBERG-IN-TIROL, Austria (B & C) (Kathleen Healy & SC)
Wed 4GOUGANE BARRA (B: 15 km, 800 m, 5 h) Gougane Barra 0930 (Michael Browne & Jim Harrington)
5–12THE SOUTH WEST WAY (Devon & Cornwall) (C) (Tony Collins) (Full)
Sat 7CARRAUNTOOHIL via The Bone, descend via Beenkeragh, Knockbrinnea (A: 17 km, 1,300 m, 7 h, with scrambling) Cronin's Yard 0930 (Bridie & Ann)
8–15PICOS DE EUROPA, northern Spain (C or C+ walks) (Full) (Vincent Murphy)v
Sun 8KNOCKMEALDOWNS (C: 13 km, 450 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Wed11TOMIES & PURPLE via the Chimneys, Gap Cottage, Cnoc na d'Tarbh, Bothar Corach from Kate Kearney's Cottage (B+: 16 km, 1300 m, 7 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Hallissey & Cesar)
Thu 12DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL (C+: 10 km, 650 m, 4.5 h) Major Colgan’s Bar 1100 (Cesar & John Hallissey)
Sat 14KENMARE UPLANDS, Knockrower (C: 12 km, 500 m, 4 h) Car park opposite Kenmare R.C. Church 1100 (Frances & Una Sharry)
Sat 14BROAGHNABINNIA & LOUGH DUFF HORSESHOE (A: 6.5 h, with scrambling) Kate Kearny’s Cottage 0930 (Pat McCarthy)
Wed18KNOCKBOY, Glengarriff (B: 15 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel Glengarriff 0945 (Michael Browne & Bobby Thornhill)
21- 28SIERRA NEVADA TRIP, Spain (B) (Cesar Lopez)
Thu 19COMERAGHS (C+; 9 km, 470 m, 4 h), Doocey's Bar in Ballymacarbry 1100 (Vincent Murphy)
Sat 21CORRAN (C: 14 km, 450 m, 4 h) Killavullen Cemetery 1030 (David Sprott)
Sat 21GOUGANE BARRA CIRCUIT (B: 15 km, 750 m, 5 h) Gougane Barra 0930 (Paddy O'Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sat 21CARRAUNTOOHIL via Green Gully, Beenkeragh, Knocknabrinnea (A: 13 km, 1300 m, scrambling & exposure 6.5 h) Fossa Church 0915 (Pat Broderick)
Wed25MELLERY (B:) Mount Mellery 1000 (Maureen O’Brien)
Thu 26CARDIAC WALK, Killarney National Park (C) (Margaret Moore)
Sat 28GALTEES from King’s Yard (MONOBRAC, SLIEVECUSHNABINNIA, KNOCKDUFF, KNOCKNAGALTY) (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan)


OCTOBER 2019

Tue 1CIT Walk (D) The Model Farm Bar 1100 (Tony Collins)
Wed 2TEMPLEHILL from Coumbawn Wood (B: 13 km, 640 m, 3.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Sat 5HORSES GLEN, MANGERTON & STOOMPA (B+: 15 km, 950 m, 6 h) Meet at Molly Darcy’s at 1000 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O'Shea)
Sun 6MUCKROSS & TORC WOODS (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h) Muckross House Car Park 1100 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
6 – 13ALICANTE Mountains week (C+ & C) (Cesar)
Tue 8RINGASKIDDY (D) Ringaskiddy carpark1100 (Velda Ó Brádaigh)
Wed 9CLONMEL, Comeraghs (B: 14 km, 700 m, 5 h) Clonmel Park Hotel 0945 (Michael Browne & Jim Harrington)
Sat 12CLARAGH MOUNTAIN (C: 11 km, 500 m, 4 h) Millstreet Alps 1030 (David Sprott)
Tue 15MAHON-BLACKROCK Circuit (D) Blackrock Castle car park 1100 (John Mc Carthy)
Wed16CAHER via Lough Acoose & the Lack Road (B: 13 km, 950 m, 5 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Hallissey & Cesar)
Sat 19SHEEP’S HEAD (Seefin Loop) (C: 13 km, 360 m, 4.5 h) Durrus Village 1100 (Frances)
Tue 22RIVER MARTIN TRAIL (D) Blarney Woollen Mills 1100 (Tony Collins)
Wed23THE PAPS (B: 11 km, 850 m, 4 h) Church of Our Lady of the Wayside 0930 (SC)
Thur24Oct-21 NovECUADOR (Galapagos Islands) and / or PERU (Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, etc.) & BOLIVIA (Joe O'Brien, Michael Byrne & SC)
Fri2525 Oct to Start Nov ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT (B) (John O'Brien) (Full)
26–28GLENGARRIFF week-end, based in Glengarriff Park Hotel (B & C walks on Saturday,Sunday & Monday). B: Cork 0830 & Eccles Hotel car park 1000 daily (Paddy O’Shea, Michael Browne & Jim Harrington)C: Cork 0930 & Eccles Hotel car park 1100 daily (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sat 26BARLEY LAKE (C: 13 km, 450 m, 4.5 h)
Sat 26BAUREARAGH RIDGE (B: 15 km, 800 m, 5 h)
Sun 27BARRABOY (C: 13 km, 450 m, 4.5 h)
Sun 27TOMIES MOUNTAIN (B: 14 km, 950 m, 6 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Cesar & John Hallissey)
Sun 27COOMERKANE RIDGE (B: 14 km, 750 m, 4.5 h) Option Suger Loaf (+2 km, 250 m, 1.5 h)
Mon28KNOCKBOY (C: 11 km, 350 m, 4 h)
Mon28KNOCKBOY (B: 16 km, 750 m, 5 h)
Tue29COBH HERITAGE CENTRE (D) Railway Station 1100 (Tony Collins)
Wed30GOATENBRIDGE(B:) Clogheen Church 0930 (Maureen O’Brien)


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1 - 5 July 2019 BEN NEVIS & ISLE OF SKYE (B) (Martina Brosnahan & SC)
11 – 18 JulyDOLOMITES WEEK 2019 (B & C) (Full) (Helen & Billy)
August 2019 ANGLESEY & MOUNT SNOWDON (C+) (Ian Anderton) (Full)
23 - 25 August 2019 DUNQUIN week-end (B & C) accommodation bookings to BHC before 1st July(SC)
3-10 September 2019 KIRCHBERG-IN-TIROL, Austria (B & C) (Kathleen Healy & SC)
5 - 12 September2019 THE SOUTH WEST WAY (Devon & Cornwall) (C) (Tony Collins) (Full)
8 – 15 Sep 2019 PICOS DE EUROPA, northern Spain (C or C+ walks) Vincent Murphy (jvmcork@gmail.com) (Full)
Sat 21-28 SIERRA NEVADA TRIP (SPAIN) (FULL)
26- 28 October Weekend Walks, based at the Glengarriff Park Hotel Walking B & C grades Leaders: Jim Harrington, Paddy O'Shea, Michael Browne, Joan McCann & Joan Harrington.
End October to mid-November 2019 ECUADOR (Galapagos Islands) and/or PERU (Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, etc.) & BOLIVIA (Joe O'Brien, Michael Byrne & SC)
25th October - start November 2019 ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT (John O'Brien) (Full)
23rd November 2019 25th Anniversary of BHC (Deirdre Fitzgibbon, Kate Walsh, Teresa Lynch, Frances Kenny) Anniversary dinner at the Ambassador Hotel and also a band.
GEZNO is an annual 2 day Extreme orienteering event held in Poland, normally 2nd Saturday and Sunday in November. Neilus Murphy http://www.compass.home.pl/gezno2017/foto/fotopb/album/index.html http://www.compass.home.pl/gezno/index.php
26th January – 2nd February 2020 FUERTEVENTURA ISLAND & LOBOS ISLAND, Canary Islands (B & C) (Kathleen Healy & SC)
Feb PATAGONIA 2020 (B/C)
Spring 2020 ALGARVE week (Tony Collins)
September 2020 AZORES ISLANDS week (SC & Tony Collins)
IRAN 2020 (B)
Feb 2021 NEW ZEALAND (C)

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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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