- 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.

For information on meeting points, look at the Club info & Rules page.

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BISHOPSTOWN HILLWALKING CLUB (B.H.C.) WINTER 2018/2019



OCTOBER 2018

Wed24CAREY’S CASTLE to LACHTNAFRANKEE & back via the Cross (B: 5 h) Clonmel Park Hotel 1000 (Maureen O’Brien)
27-29GLENGARRIFF Long Weekend (Based in the Park Hotel. Glengarriff, Saturday and Sunday nights. B and C Sat, Sun & Mon)
Sat 27Baurearagh Ridge (B: 15 km, 800 m, 5 h)
Sun 28Coomerkane Ridge option Sugar Loaf (B: 14 km, 750 m, 4.5 h); (Suger Loaf (+ 2 km, 250 m, 1.5 h)
Mon 29Knockboy (B: 16 km, 750 m, 5 h) Cork 0830 & Eccles Hotel car park 1000 each morning, Leaders B Walks Paddy O'Shea, Michael Browne, Jim Harrington.
Sat 27Barley Lake (C: 13 km, 450 m, 4.5 h)
Sun 28Barraboy (C: 13 km, 450 m, 5 h)
Mon 29Knockboy (C: 11 km, 350 m, 4 h) Leaders C Walks Joan McCann & Joan Harrington, Cork 0930 & Eccles Hotel Car park 1100 each morning
Sun 28CNOC AN BHRACA via Owenacullin Gully (B: 12 km, 950 m, 5.5 h, steep ground) Cronin’s Yard at 1015 (Cesar)
Tue 30TBA (D:) Model Farm Road 1030
Wed31CAHER via Lack Road (B: 13 km, 950 m, 5 h) Fossa Church 0945 (Bridie & Ann)

NOVEMBER 2018

Sat 3GOUGANE BARRA Upper Circuit (B) Gougane Barra Hotel 0945 (Paddy O’Shea)
Sun 4KNOCKMEALDOWNS (Marian Shrine, Bay Lough, Knocknalougha & Knockshanahullion) (Easy B: 12 km, 600 m, 5 h) Marian Shrine 1000 (Mattie Foley)
Tue 6OAKWOOD, Rochestown (D:) 1100 (Willie Foley)
Wed 7THE PAPS (B: 4 h) Clonkeen Church 0945 (Ann Daly)
Thu 8WARREN LOOP (C: 10 km, 200 m, 3.5 h) Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbary 1030 (Harry Dillane)
Sat 10BARLEY LAKE (Easy B: 11 km, 600 m, 4.5 h) Eccles Hotel Glengarriff 1000 (John Coughlan)
Sun 11CRUACH MHOR (B+: 17 km, 1100 m, 6.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 13FARRAN WOOD (D:) 1100 (Teresa Kelly)
Wed14GALTYBEG & GALTYMOR (B: 11 km, 750 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Maureen O’Brien)
Sat 17KEALKILL LOOP (C: 12 km, 250 m, 4 h) Carriganass Castle, Kealkill 1045 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 17KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 14 km, 950 m, 5.5 h) the Gap/Marion Shine 1000 (Paddy O’Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sat 17CARRAUNTOOHIL (up the Bone and down the Heavenly Gates) (B+: 1200 m, 6 h) (Ann Daly)
Sun 18KNOCKMEALDOWNS (C: 12 km, 400m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Tue 20WARRENSCOURT WOOD (D:) Lissarda Service Station 1100 (Rose O’Connell)
Wed21KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) the Vee 1000 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Thu 22EASTERN GALTEES (C: 10 km, 350 m, 4 h) Kilcoran Lodge 1030 (Harry Dillane)
Sat 24COMERAGHS (Cuteen South to Lough Coumfea) (B+: 15 km, 900 m, 6 h) Lemybrien 0930 (Pat & Julie)
Sat 24CNOC NA PEISTE, CARRAUNTOOHIL, BALCONY (A: 15 km, 1300 m, 6 h) Cronin's Yard 0930 (Ann & Bridie)
Sun 25KNOCKSHANAHULLION via AVONDHU WAY (C: 12 km, 430 m, 4.5 h, OS map74) Lismore Castle Car Park 1100 (Mattie Foley)
Sun 25PURPLE MOUNTAIN (B: 13.5 km, 760 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 27ROSTELLAN WOOD 1100 (D:)(Velda)
Wed28THE PAPS (B: 11 km, 850 m, 4 h) Church of Our Lady of the Wayside 0930 (SC)

DECEMBER 2018

Sat 1FEARBREAGA, GRENANE, O’LOUGHNAN’S CASTLE, GALTYBEG, GALTYMORE from Clydagh Bridge (B+: 19 km, 1400 m, 6.5 to 7 h) Cork 0800 & Firgrove Hotel 0900 (Pat McCarthy)
Sun 2ROSS CASTLE ISLAND & KNOCKREER ESTATE (C: 13 km, flat, 4 h) Ross Castle 1045 (Joan McCann and Joan Harrington)
Sun 2Up the THE BONE and down ZIG-ZAGS (B: 12 km, 900 m, 5 h) Cronin’s Yard 1015 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 4LITTLE ISLAND, St. Joseph’s RC Church 1100 (Rose O’Connell)
Wed 5GALTEES (Lyracappul) (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)
Sat 8KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 13 km, 750 m, 5 h) Clogheen Church 0940 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)
Sun 9ROSSCARBERY (C:) Celtic Ross Hotel 1100 (Rose O’Connell)
Tue 11GARRYVOE HOTEL 1100 (D:) (Willie Foley & Tony Collins)
Wed12CLARAGH MOUNTAIN, DUHALLOW WAY & MOUNTLEADER WOOD (C: 10 km, 400 m, 4.5 h) meet road below Alps of Millstreet 1030 (SC)
Fri 14BHC CHRISTMAS PARTY in Dromhall Hotel in Killarney (eur 39 pp) (party plus B&B eur 89) Places limited, bookings to 064-6639300
Sat 15BALLINGEARY NORTH (D+: 9 km, 120 m, 3 h) Western end of Ballingeary Village 1030 (Frances & Grace)
Sat 15GALTYS (Greenane) (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Paddy O’Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sun 16MANGERTON (B: 15 km, 950 m, 5 h) Upper Torc car park on Old Kenmare Road 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Wed19GALTEES (Greenane) (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Sat 22GALTYMORE & BLACKROCK GLEN from King’s Yard (B+: 16 km, 900 m, 5 h) Cork 0800 & Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0915 (Pat Broderick)
Thu 27GOUGANE BARRA (C: ) Gougane Barra Hotel 1100 (Tony Wall)
Fri 28CROSSHAVEN (Cruachan Wood, Bridget’s Well, Templebreedy, Church Bay, Weaver Point, Grab-All Bay & Camden Fort Meagher) (D: 8 km, 120 m, 2.25 h) Cork 0930 & Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven 1000 (SC)
Sun 30GALTEES (Knockeenatoung from Glengarra) (C+: 11 km, 600 m, 4.5 h) Model Farm Road 0900 & Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1000 (John Coughlan)
Mon 31CURRAGH WOOD (D: 2 h) Cork 1030 & Curragh Wood car park on Midleton / Lisgoold road 1100 (SC)

JANUARY 2018

Tue 1TOMIES MOUNTAIN (B: 12 km, 900 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Wed 2TEMPLEHILL from Coumbawn Wood (B: 13 km, 640 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Sat 5GLENABO WOOD, Duntahane Road, Fermoy (D: 1.5 h). Cork 1000 & Glenabo Wood car park 1100 (SC)
Wed 9KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 12 km, 700 m, 4.5 h) the Gap / Marian Shrine 1000 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)
Sat 12ILEN RIVER LOOP (C: 14 km., 180 m, 4 h) Old Railway Station car park in Drimoleague 1100 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sun 13GALTEES (Knocknagalty, Monobrak from King’s Yard) (C+: 12 km, 4.5 h) Model Farm Road 0900 & Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1000 (John Coughlan)
Wed16THE PAPS (B: 11 km, 850 m, 4 h) Church of Our Lady of the Wayside 0930 (SC)
Sat 19BALLYMALOE COOKERY SCHOOL Estate, Shanagarry (D: 1 h; eur 5 admission fee) & BALLYMALOE HOUSE ESTATE. Cork 0930 & Cookery School car park 1030 (SC)
Sat 19HORSES GLEN & MANGERTON (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) Muckross Hotel 0945 (Paddy O’Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sat 19THE PAPS via Lough Nageeha (B+: 11 km, 900 m, steep gully, 5.5 h) Cork 0830 & Our Lady of the Wayside Church 0930 (Pat Broderick)
Sun 20CROHANE (B: 13.7 km, 870 m, 5.5 h) Rossacroonaloo Wood on Kilgarvan Road 0930 (Cesar Lopez)
21- 8Feb PATAGONIA (Chile & Argentina (C) (Iosoilde Dromey & Susan Ryan)
Wed23KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 16 km, 650 m, 5 h) Clogheen Church 0940 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Sat 26KINSALE, PREGHANE POINT (Long D: 4 h) Kinsale Quay BELOW Scilly & The Spaniard Bar 1030 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 26THE PAPS-SHRONE-THE PAPS (B+: 7 h) Church of Our Lady of the Wayside 0900 (Pat McCarthy)
Wed30GALTYBEG & GALTYMOR (B: 11 km, 750 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)

FEBRUARY 2018

Sat 2SHEEP'S HEAD (Cahergal Loop) (C: 11 km, 280 m, 4 h) Durrus Village 1100 (Frances & Deirdre)
Sun 3GALTEES from King’s Yard (MONOBRAC, SLIEVECUSHNABINNIA, KNOCKDUFF, KNOCKNAGALTY) (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan)
Wed 6MANGERTON (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Muckross Hotel 0945 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)
Sat 9FOTA ARBORETUM & FOTA ISLAND RESORT (D: 1.5 h) Cork 0930 & Fota Wildlife Park car park 1000 (SC)
Sat 9COMERAGHS (Coumtay Circuit) (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5 h) Crottys Bar, Lemybrien 1000 (Donncha Casey)
Sat 9CARRAUNTOOHILL via Green Gully (A: 13 km, 1300 m, steep gully, 6.5 h) Fossa Church 0915 (Pat Broderick)
Sun 10STOOMPA (B: 15 km, 950 m, 6 h) Rossacroonaloo Wood on Kilgarvan Road 0930 (Cesar Lopez)
Wed13PURPLE MOUNTAIN (B: 15 km, 975 m, 5.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1015 (SC)
Sat 16GALTYMORE, CARRIGABINNEA (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Paddy O’Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sun 17COOMBAUN WOODS & SLIABH BENARD (C: 13 km, 450 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 10.40 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 17SHEHY MOUNTAIN (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Dinis Cottage Car Park 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Wed20GALTEES (Templehill & Benard) (B: 13 km, 700 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0940 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Sat 23MUSHERAMORE MOUNTAIN (C: 10 km, 400 m, 3 h) St. John's Holy Well, near Milstreet Country Park (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 23TOMIES WOOD, SHEHY, PURPLE MOUNTAIN, TOMIES MOUNTAIN (A: 15 km, 1100 m, 6 h) Kate Kearney's Cottage 0930 (Bridie & Ann)
Sun 24MUCKROSS ESTATE, WOODS & TORC WATERFALL (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h) Muckross House 1045 (Joan McCann and Joan Harrington)
Wed27THE GAP-BAY LOUGH-THE VEE-GRUBB MONUMENT-SUGARLOAF HILL-KNOCKMEALDOWN-COL-THE GAP (B: 12 km, 850 m, 4.5 h) Shorter option 7.2 km, 650 m, 3 h; Watergrasshill Church 0900 & the Gap / Marian Shrine 1000 (Maureen O’Brien)

BHC Trekking & Cultural trips for current BHC members who are regular walkers on the BHC listed walks (terms & conditions apply bishopstownhc@gmail.com)

21 Jan – 8 Feb 2019PATAGONIA(Argentina & Chile)
10-12 May 2019THE BURREN
1-18 May 2019THE CAMINO(Sarria Yo Santiago)
April / May 2019SOUTHERN PORTUGAL bishopstownhc@gmail.com
7 – 14 June 2019DONEGAL (B & C, Margaret Moore & Paddy O’Shea)
End June 2019ALBANIA,KOSOVA & MONTENEGRO bishopstownhc@gmail.com
Summer 2019SCOTLAND,LAKE DISTRICT & NORTH WALES bishopstownhc@gmail.com
6-8 September 2019DUNQUIN(bookings before 31st July)
10-17 September 2019KIRCHBERG-IN-TIROL Austria(bookings before 1st June)
8-22 September 2019THE SOUTH WEST WAY (Devon & Cornwall)

Advertisements & Private / non-BHC Trekking & Cultural trips (terms & conditions apply)
BHC Disclaimer: People going on such trips do so at their own risk, be it financial or to their own person or otherwise

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- 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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