- 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.

Printable Version up to end June

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

**** We are currently working on the walks from July to October inclusive. These will be available shortly ****



JUNE 2019

Tue 1821 DITCHES, Marlogue Wood, Great Island 1900 (D) (Kate Walsh)
Wed19HUNGRY HILL Circuit (B: 15 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Thu 20LOUGH CUMMEENAPEASTA (C+: 8 km, 550 m, 4 h) Cronin’s Yard 1115 (Cesar)
22-29ALBANIA week (C+) (John Halbert)
Sat 22EASTERN REEKS via The Big Gun (A: 11 km, 1100 m, 7 h, gully & scrambling) Fossa Church 0915 (Pat Broderick)
Sun 23SHEHY MOUNTAIN (762) (B: 17 km, 1000 m, 6 h) Muckross Park Hotel 1000 (Cesar)
Tue 25CROSSHAVEN(Cruachan Wood,Bridget’s Well,Templebreedy,3 fields near DOD,Church Bay,Weaver Pt,Grab-All & Camden Fort Meagher)(D: 8 km, 120 m, 2.5 h) Cork 0600 & Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven 1900(Willie Foley)
Wed26BEENKERAGH (B+: 13 km, 1000 m, 6 h. Steep climb) Lisleibane car park 1015 (Cesar)
Thu 27ROSSCARBERY BAY (C: 15 km, 180 m, 4.5 h) Celtic Ross Hotel 1045 (Rose O’Connell)
Sat 29CIRCUIT OF LOUGH MUSKERRY (B: 15 km, 900 m, 5.5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Donncha Casey)
Sun 30ROCHES HILL from GrubbMonument (C+: 13 km, 650 m, 5 h) Grubb Monument 1100 (Mattie Foley)
Sat 20Jul LAKES OF KILLARNEY boat trip to Lord Brandon’s Lodge (14km, 2h) Walk THE KERRY WAY to Major Colgan’s Bar (C+: 17km, 350m, 5h). Bishopstown 0815 €10 boat booking fee to SC before 1st July (SC)


JULY 2019

Mon 1Jul Closing date for accommodation b>ookings for Dunquin week-end (B & B discounted rate to BHC of eur 40 pps per night), after that date bookings will be dearer and can only be booked through Booking.com and if spaces are still available.
1 - 5BEN NEVIS & ISLE OF SKYE (B) (Martina Brosnahan & SC)
Tue 2REGIONAL PARK, Ballincollig (D: 2 h) Christ Our Light RC Church 1900 (Rose O’Connell)
Wed3GALTEES (Clyda Bridge – Grenane) (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)
Sat 6PURPLE MOUNTAIN via the green shed, descend via Shehy, Tomies Wood (A: 19 km, 1,200 m, 6.5 h) Kate Kearney's Cottage 0930 (Bridie & Ann)
Sun 7CAREY’S CASTLE & LONG HILL (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h) Clonmel Park Hotel 1045 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 7COMERAGHS from Nire Valley (BOOLA LAKES, COUMSHINGAUN, SGILLOGE LOUGHS) (B: 15 km, 900 m, 5.5 h) Midleton 0900 & Ballymacarbery 1015 (John Coughlan)
Tue 9CROSSHAVEN (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 1815 & Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven 1900 (SC)
Wed10TOAMIES & SHEHY via the green shed (B: 12 km, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Ann Daly)
Thu 11SLIEVENAMON (C+: 7 km, 480 m, 2.25 h) Cork 0930, Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1015 & Kilcash Village 1115 (SC)
Sat 13CARRAUNTOOHIL (B: 13 km, 945 m, 5.5 h) Cork 0830 & Fossa Church 0945 (SC, et al)
Tue 16MONKSTOWN (D: 1.5 h) Model Farm Road 1815 & opposite The Bosum 1900 (Kate Walsh)
Wed17THE REEKS (Zig-Zags, Carrauntoohil, O'Shea's Gully, the Balcony from Cronin's Yard) (B+: 13 km, 945 m, 5.5 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Hallissey & Cesar)
Thu 18STRICKEEN (C: 5 km, 380 m, 3 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1115 (SC)
Sat 20LAKES OF KILLARNEY boat trip to Lord Brandon’s Lodge (14 km, 2 h) & walk THE KERRY WAY to Major Colgan’s Bar(C+: 17 km, 350 m, 5 h). Bishopstown 0815 Eur 10 boat booking fee to SC before 1st July (SC)
Sat 20HUNGRY HILL CIRCUIT (B: 750 m, 5.5 h) Eccles Hotel Glengarriff 0945 (Paddy O'Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sat 20CAHERCONREE, BAURTREGAUM, KNOCKAUNCORRAGH via Derrymore Glen (B+: 18.5 km, 1050 m, 6.5 h) Cork 0800 & Blennerville Windmill Tralee 0945 (Pat Broderick)
Sun 21KNOCKMEALDOWNS (Liam lynch Monument, Crohane West, Knockmeal, Knockafalia, KnocknaGuv from Goatenbridge) (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Clogheen Church 0945 (Mattie Foley)
Tue 23COACHFORD GREENWAY (D: 6 km, 1.75 h) 1900 outside GAA pitch in Coachford (Joan Moriarty)
Wed24GALTYBEG & GALTYMOR (B: 11 km, 750 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Thu 25KNOCKMORE (C+: 10 km, 500 m, 4.5 h) Boolteens Church (Dingle Peninsula) 1115 (Cesar & John Hallissey)
Sat 27SHEEP’S HEAD (Cahergal Loop) (C: 11 km, 280 m, 4 h) Cork 0900 & Kilcrohane Church 1100 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 27PURPLE MOUNTAIN (B: 15 km, 900 m, 5.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (John Coughlan)
Sun 28STOOMPA - ESKDUFF (B: 14 km, 950 m, 6 h) Glenflesk 0930 (Cesar & John Hallissey)
Tue 30CURRAGH WOOD (D+: 2 h) on Midleton / Lisgoold road 1900 & Cork 1815 (SC)
Wed31HUNGRY HILL & Glas Loughs (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel Glengarriff 0945 (Jim Harrington & Bobby Thornhill)

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

15-29 June 20192 WEEKS - ALBANIA, KOSOVA & MONTENEGRO (John Halbert)
22 – 29 20191 WEEK ALBANIA week (C+) (John Halbert)
2 – 9 July 2019 SCOTLAND (Martina & SC)
11 – 18 July 2019 DOLOMITES week (B & C) (Helen Smith and Billy Joyce) FULL
August ANGLESEA & MOUNT SNOWDON (C+) (Ian Anderton)
23-25 August 2019DUNQUIN (Accommodation bookings before 1st July to SC)
3-10 September 2019KIRCHBERG-IN-TIROL, Austria (B & C) (bookings before 1st March) (SC & KH)
5-12 September 2019THE SOUTH WEST WAY(C) (Devon & Cornwall) (Tony)
End October 2019ECUADOR HILLWALKING & GALAPAGUS ISLANDS bishopstownhc@gmail.com
25 Oct–12 Nov 2019ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, Nepal (B) John O’Brien)
Saturday 16th November 2019 “Save the date for BHC 25th anniversary gala dinner” at Ambassador Hotel
Early November 2019GEZNO, Poland (B & C) (Neilus Murphy)

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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