- 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.) SPRING/SUMMER 2019



APRIL 2019

Tue 9OLDCOURT WOOD (D+: 5.5 km, 225 m, 2 h) Cork 1800 & top of Clarke’s Hill, Rochestown at 1830 (SC)
Wed10KNOCKBOY (B: 13 km, 750 m, 5 h) Killgarvan 0930 (Michael Browne & Jim Harrington)
Thu 11Extra Walk TOMIES WOOD(C+: 12 km, 450 m, 4.5 h) Model Farm Road 0930 & Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1100 (Cesar)
Sat 13GALTEES from Glengarra Wood (Knockeenatoung, O’Loughnan’s Castle) (B: 15km,850m,5h) Firgrove Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan)
Sun 14THE NAGLES including the Seat of the Fair Haired Woman (C: 4 h) Church in Ballyhooley village 1030 (Brendan)
Sun 14CRUACH MHOR (B+: 17 km, 1100 m, 6.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Cesar)
Tue 16WARRENSCOURT WOOD (D: 2 h) Lissarda service station 1845 (Rose O’Connell)
Wed17GALTYBEG & GALTYMOR (B: 11 km, 750 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Thu 18BLACKROCK GLEN, Galtees (C: 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1045 (Willie Foley)
Sat 20THE GALTEES WALK (A+: 29 km, 1700 m, 9.5 h) Cork 0700 & Figrove Hotel 0750 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O'Shea)
Tue 23INCHIGAGGIN PARK & LEE FIELDS (D: 2 h) The Model Farm Bar 1900 (SC)
Wed24HUNGRY HILL, Healy Pass (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Bobby Thornhill & Jim Harrington)
Thu 25GLENSHELANE FOREST (C: 12km, 250 m, 4 h) Lismore Castle car park 1045 (Rose O’Connell)
Sat 27KNOCKMEALDOWNS from Goaten Bridge (Knockshane, Knockmealdown, Knocknagnauv) (B: 15 km, 950 m, 5 h) Clogheen Catholic Church 1000 (John Coughlan)
Sun 28SLIEVEANARD, Eastern Galtee's (C: 13 km, 400 m, 4.5 h) Firgrove Hotel 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 28DRUNG HILL - BEENMORE (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5.5 h) Centra Shop, Glenbeigh 1045 (Cesar)
Tue 30MACROOM DEMESNE & TOWN PARK (D: 1.5 h) McEgan College & GAA Clubhouse car park 1900 (SC)


MAY 2019

Wed 1BAURTREGAUM (B: 12.5 km, 900 m, 5 h) Boolteens Church 1015 (Dingle Peninsula) (Cesar)
Thu 2TBA (C)
Sat 4GALTYBEG & GALTYMOR (B: 11 km, 750 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Sun 5KNOCKMEALDOWENS, Glengalla River (C: 12 km, 450 m, 4.5 h) Firgrove Hotel 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 5CAHERCONREE (B: 12.5 km, 950 m, 5 h) Boolteens Church 1015 (Dingle Peninsula) (Cesar)
Tue 7BALLYANNON WOOD & CASTLE (D: 2 h) Midleton Park Hotel 1900 (SC)
Wed 8COOMERKANE RIDGE(B:12 km,750m,4.5h)option Sugerloaf (+2.5km, 200m, 1.5h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Michael Browne & Bobby Thornhill)
Thu 9TBA (C)
10 -12THE BURREN week-end (C) (Tony Collins)
Sat 11INCHIGEELAGH SOUTH (Long D+: 12.5 km, 180 m, 3.5 h, suitable to wear runners) Lee Valley Shop Inchigeela 1020 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 11HUNGRY HILL, Healy Pass (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Paddy O'Shea & Jim Harrington)
11–18THE CAMINO (C) (Donal)
Sun 12LOUGH CURRA (C: 3.75 h) Firgrove Hotel 1045 (Brendan)
Sun 12KNOCKMEALDOWN from Roches Hill (B: 13 km, 880 m, 5.5 h) Clogheen Church 0945 (Mattie Foley)
Tue 14CROSSHAVEN(Cruachan Wood,Bridget’s Well,Templebreedy, 3 fields near DOD, Church Bay, Weaver Pt, Grab-All Bay & Camden Fort Meagher) (D: 8 km, 120 m, 2.5 h) Cork 0600 & Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven 1900 (SC)
15–22ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (C) (SC)
Wed15GOUGANE BARRA (B: 15 km, 750 m, 5 h) Gougane Barra Church 0945 (Bobby Thornhill & Jim Harrington)
Thu 16CLONKEEN to BALLYVOURNEY via the Clydagh Valley (C: 15 km, 250 m, 4 h) The Mills, Ballyvourney 1030 (Ann Daly)
Sat 18***NOTE DATE CHANGE COUMLOUGHRA HORSESHOE (A: 11 km, 1200 m, 6.5 h, scrambling) Fossa Church 0915 (Pat Broderick)****Changed from 25th May****
Sat 18LOUGH MUSKRY, Galtees CANCELLED AND REPLACED WITH NEW WALK BELOW
Sat 18CORRAN, Nagles(C, 13Km, 4 hrs, 440m)Killavullen cemetery car park, 1100 (David Sprott)
Sun 19BROAGHNABINNIA (B: 14 km, 1000 m, 5.5 h) Kate Kearney’s at 1015 (Cesar)
Tue 21THE GEARADH (D: 2 h) Lissarda Service Station 1745 (Joan Moriarty)
Wed22THE BONE & ZIG-ZAGS (B+: 12 km, 900 m, 5 h) Cronin's Yard 1000 (Ann Daly)
Thu 23KNOCKSHANAHULLION (C: 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1045 (Willie Foley)
24- 26THE SHEEP’S HEAD week-end (B & C) Accommodation: B&B and Evening Meals (Fri / Sat nights)Bridge View House B&B & Restaurant, Kilcrohane, Co. Cork..
Fri 24SHEEP’S HEAD (C & D walk 2) Killcrohane Church 1600 (Jim Harrington)/td>
Sat 25***NOTE DATE CHANGE CARRAUNTOOHIL via Knockbrinnea, descent via The Bone (A: 17 km, 1,300 m, 7 h, scrambling) Lisleibane 0930 (Bridie and Ann) ***Changed from 18th May ***
Sat 25SHEEP'S HEAD (Lighthouse Poets Way Loop) (C: 14 km, 500 m, 5.5 h) Kilcrohane Church 1030 (Frances & Deirdre)
Sat 25PEEKEEN, CAHERGAL Circuit (B: 17 km, 600 m, 5.5 hrs, 600 m) Church 1000 (Jim Harrington (Paddy O’Shea)
Sat 25WESTERNMOST PAP from Glenflesk (C+: 9 km, 500 m, 4.5 h, Linear walk) Glenfesk Garage 1030 (Margaret Moore)
Sat 25TEMPLEHILL from Coumbawn Wood (B: 13 km, 640 m, 3.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (SC)
Sun 26OLD KENMARE ROAD to Galway's Bridge (C: 4 h) Jarvey's Rest 1045 (Brendan)
Sun 26SHEEP'S HEAD (Dooneen Pier / Headlands Loop) (C: 11 km, 200 m, 4 h) Kilcrohane Church 1030 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sun 26LIGHTHOUSE CIRCUIT (B: 14 km, 500 m, 4.5 h) Church 1000 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O’Shea)
Sat 26LYRACUPPAL, MONOBRACK (B: 13 km, 850 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan)
Tue 28CURRAHEEN RIVER, CIT & MURPHY’S FARM (D: 2 h) The Model Farm Bar 1900 (SC)
Wed29THE RHODODENDRUM WALK (THE GAP-BAY LOUGH-THE VEE-GRUBB MONUMENT-SUGARLOAF HILL-KNOCKMEALDOWN-COL-THE GAP) (B: 12 km, 900 m, 4.5 h) Shorter option 7.2 km, 500 m, 3 h; The Gap / Marian Shrine 1000 (SC)
Thu 30DRUNG HILL (C+: 10 km, 550 m, 4.5 h) Centra Shop, Glenbeigh 1145 (Cesar)


JUNE 2019

Sat 1THE REEKS WALK, BHC’s annual challenge walk from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to the Hydro Road (A++: 21 km, 1700 m, 7 to 8.5 h; serious scrambling & exposure) Cork 0700 & Fossa Church 0815 (A.N. Other 1 & A. N. Other 2)
Sun 2GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK (C: 4 h) Cronin's Hotel 1045 (Brendan)
Sun 2BEENKERAGH (B: 12 km, 1000 m, 5.5 h. Steep climb) Lisleibane car park 1015 (Cesar)
Tue 4THE GEARAGH NATURE RESERVE (D: 2.5 h) Cork 1815 & small car park 1900 (SC)
Wed 5KNOCKOWEN (B: 13 km, 750 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Michael Browne & Bobby Thornhill)
Thu 6KNOCKEENATOUNG (C: 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1045 (Willie Foley)
Sat 8CLARAGH MTN / DUHALLOW WAY (C: 10 km, 400 m, 4 h) Roadside BELOW Alps Engineering Millstreet 1030 (Frances & Deirdre)
Sat 8BAUREARAGH RIDGE, Caha Mt. (B: 14 km, 750 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Paddy O'Shea & Jim Harrington)
Sat 8THE RHODODENDRUM WALK (THE GAP-BAY LOUGH-THE VEE-GRUBB MONUMENT-SUGARLOAF HILL-KNOCKMEALDOWN-COL-THE GAP) (B: 12 km, 900 m, 4.5 h) Shorter option 7.2 km, 500 m, 3 h; The Gap / Marian Shrine 1000 (SC)
Sun 9LAKE MUSKERY & LAKE FARBREAGA (C: 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1045 (Brendan & Ellie)
Tue 11FOUNTAINSTOWN (D) 1900 (Kate Walsh)
Wed12DRISHANA, CNOC BREACA, STRICKEEN (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney's Cottage 1000 (Ann Daly)
Thu 13REGIONAL PARK BALLINCOLLIG (D: 2 h) Christ Our Light Church, Innismore 1900 (Rose O’Connell)
15–29ALBANIA, KOSOVA, MONTENEGRO two-weeks (B) (John Halbert)
Sat 15COMERAGHS from Mahon Falls car park (Knockaunapeebra, Coumfea) (B: 14 km, 700 m, 5 h) Midleton 0900 & Crotty's Pub in Lemybrien 1000 (John Coughlan)
Sun 16ATTYACHRAAN RIVER, Glounreagh River (C: 13 km, 300 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
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)

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

10-12 May 2019THE BURREN (Tony)
11-18 May 2019 THE CAMINO (Donal)
15-22 May 2019ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (C) (SC)
24 – 26 May 2019SHEEP’S HEADS week-end (B & C) (Jim Harrington)
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)
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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