Upcoming Walks - Spring Summer 2017



MARCH 2017
Wed 1 Mar GALTYMORE & GALTYBEG (B: 13 km, 900 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Paddy O’Shea & Jim Harrington)  
Sun 5       GLENGARRA WOOD (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann &Joan Harrington)
Sun 5       SHEHY (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5.5 h) Car Park to Dinis Island on N71 road from Killarney to Moll's Gap at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 7       COACHFORD GREENWAY .Car park of Coachford Catholic Church, (Nuala Buckley) 11.00am
Wed 8      KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B): Watergrasshill Church 0900 & Clogheen Church 1000 (Maureen O'Brien)
Sat 11      WESTERN GALTEES (B: 15 km, 950 m, 5.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Sharon & Katherine)
Sun 12     SLIABH NA MUICHE (C: 13 km, 350 m, 4 h, OS map 67 & 74) Firgrove Hotel 1100 (Helen & Billy)
Sun 12     THE GAP'S WESTERN EDGE (B: 14 km, 800 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 14     MAHON COASTAL WALK, Blackrock Castle car park, 11.00am (Tony O’Doherty)
Wed 15   GALTY’S (Knockatarriff, Lyacappal) (B: 13 km, 850 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Paddy O‘Shea & Michael Browne)
Sat 18      SHEEP’S HEAD (Cahergal Loop) (C:  11 km, 280 m, 3.5 h) Durrus Village 1100 (Deirdre & Frances)
Sat 18      EASTERN REEKS via Big Gun (A: 14 km, 1260 m, 7 h with scrambling) Fossa 0915 (Pat & Victor)
Sun 19     GALTEES from Glengarra Wood (Knockeenatoung, Galtybeg, O’Loughnan’s Castle) (B: 16 km, 850 m, 5.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan)
Tue 21     BALLYANNON WOOD, Midleton Park Hotel car park 11.00am (Michael Browne)
Wed 22   Up THE BONE and down the Z-Z’s (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Hallissey)
Sat 25      BLACK VALLEY, CURRAGHMORE, CAHER, CARRAUNTOOHIL, BRASSEL (A: 13 km, 1300 m, 6 h) Kate Kearney's cottage 0930 (Pat & Victor)               
Sat 25      TEMPLEHILL, LYRACAPPUL, GALTEE MOR, GALTY BEAG, O’LOUGHLIN’S CASTLE, GLENGARRA WOOD, KNOCKEENATOUNG from King’s Yard (A: 25 km,  1400 m, 7.5-8 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelatown  0900 (Pat McCarthy)
Sun 26     CURRA LAKE LOOP (C: 10 km, 450 m, 4.5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1030 (Harry Dillane)             
Sun 26     CRUACH MHOR (B: 17 km, 1000 m, 6.5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 28     CHARLES FORT, PREGANE POINT, Charles Fort car park 11.00am  (Claire McCarthy)
Wed 29   WESTERN KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 12 km, 800 m) Clogheen Church 0945 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)  

APRIL 2017 
Sat 1 Apr WARRENSCOURT WOOD, westernmost car park 1000 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 1        INCHIGEELAGH SOUTH (D+: 12.5 km, 180 m, 3.5 h, road walk suitable to wear runners.  Lee Valley Shop in Inchigeelagh at 1030 (Frances)
Sat 1        GLENCUSH HORSESHOE (B+: 4.5-5 h) Cork 0800 & Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0900 (Pat McCarthy)
Sun 2       SEEFIN (MONOVOLLUGES) (C: 12 km, 500 m, 4.5 h, OS map75) Lakeview Garage Midleton 1000 or Master McGrath Monument on Dungarvan / Clonmel Road 1100 (Helen & Billy)
Sun 2       TOMIES (B: 12 km, 900 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 4       THE MODEL FARM to LEE FIELDS & back (D: 2 h) The Model Farm 1800 (SC)
Wed 5     GALTYS (B:) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Maureen O’Brien)
Sat 8        ROSTELLAN WOOD, Rostellan Wood car park 1015 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 8        MAAMTURKS CHALLENGE (A++: 25 km, 2400 m, up to 14 h, self-led) (NUIG MC)
Sun 9       COUMBAWN WOOD, BERNARD (C: 12 km, 450 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 9       KNOCKMEALDOWNS from Goaten Bridge (Knockshane, Knockmealdown, Knocknagnauv) (B: 15 km, 950 m, 5 h) Clogheen Catholic Church 1000 (John Coughlan)
Tue 11     COACHFORD GREENWAY(D: 5.6 km, Flat, 1.75 h) North side Inniscarra lake. Meet north side Rooves Bridge 1900(Helen & Billy)
Wed 12   THE PAPS (B: 11 km, 850 m, 4 h) Church of Our Lady of the Wayside 0930 (SC)
Sat 15      KILBRITTAIN WOOD, Kilbrittain Village 1030 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 15      KNOCKROWER UPLANDS, Kenmare (C: 12 km, 500 m, 4.5 h) Kenmare Church car park at 1100 (Frances & Deirdre)            
Sat 15      EASTERN KNOCKMEALDOWNS (B: 14 km, 700 m, 5 h) Clogheen Church 1000 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O’Shea)
Sun 16     HAG’S GLEN / CRONIN’S YARD (C: 9 km, 350 m, 3.5 h, OS Map 78) Fossa Church, Killarney 1100                                                                                                             Helen and Billy)
Sun 16     SHEHY - PURPLE - TOMIES (B+: 18 km, 1100 m, 7 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 18     OLDCOURT WOOD (D+: 5.5 km, 225 m, 2 h) Cork 1800 & top of Clarke’s Hill, Rochestown at 1830 (SC)
Wed 19   MANGERTON & MANGERTON NORTH (B: 12 km, 850 m, 4.5 h) Jarvery’s Rest 0945 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Sat 22      CARRAUNTOOHIL up O'Shea’s Gully and down The Bone (B+: 14 km, 1300 m, 5.5 h) Cork 0830 & Fossa Church 0945 (Ann Daly)
Sun 23     KNOCKATERRIFF LOOP (C: 11 km, 400 m, 4 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1030 (Harry Dillane)
Sun 23     TOMIES (B: 12 km, 850 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 25     CURRAGH WOOD (D+: 2 h) on Midleton / Lisgoold road 1900 (SC, Cork 1815)
Wed 26   GLENCUSHNABINNIA CIRCUIT from Clydagh Bridge (Cush, Galtybeg, Galtymore) (B+: 12 km, 1030 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Hallissey)
Sat 29      SHIPPOOL WOOD, Innishannon House Hotel car park 1000 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 29      KNOCKBOY from Glengarriff (B: 15 km, 700 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 1000 (Paddy O’Shea & Michael Browne)
Sun 30     KNOCKSHANAHULLION via AVONDHU WAY (C: 12 km, 430 m, 4.5 h, map74) Lismore Castle Car Park 1100 (Helen & Billy)
Sun 30     CAHER via The Lack Road (B: 13 km, 950 m, 5 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Coughlan)


MAY 2017
1-8 May  ALICANTE MOUNTAINS week (A, B & C) (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 2       CARRIGALINE to CROSSHAVEN (D: 2 h) 1st Car Park on Carrigaline/Crosshaven Road 1900 (Helen & Billy)
Wed 3     CNOC na PEISTE, CARRAUNTOOHIL, THE BALCONY (B+: 13 km, 1150 m, 5.5 hr) Cork 0800 & Cronin's Yard at 0930 (Bridie)
Sat 6        GLANLOUGH LOOP, Mizen Peninsula (C: 10 km, 260 m, 3.5 h) Old Railway Car Park in Drimoleague at 1045 (Frances & Deirdre)
Sat 6        GALTEES (Knockastackeen,Greenane,Farbreaga) (B: 14km, 900 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (Donncha Casey)
Sun 7       NORTH FACE OF TORC via MUCKROSS HOUSE / DINISH COTTAGE (C: 12 km, 350 m, 4 h, OS Map 78 Muckross House Car Park, Killarney 1100 (Helen & Billy)
Tue 9       BALLYANNON WOOD, BALYANNON CASTLE & BEALICK PARK, (D: 10 km, 2 h) Cork 1800 & Midleton Park Hotel 1845 (SC)
Wed 10   KNOCKBOY from Kilgarvan (B: 14 km, 650 m, 5 h) Killgarvan 1000 (Paddy O’Shea & Michael Browne)
Sat 13      GOUGANE BARRA (B: 15 km, 850 m, 5.5 h) Gougane Barra 0945 (Paddy O’Shea &Michael Browne)
Sat 13      CARRAUNTOOHIL for regular B/C+ walkers (B+: 13 km, 945 m, 6 h) Cork 0800 & Fossa Church 0915 (SC, et al) 
Sun 14     KILLAVULLEN LOOP (C: 4 h) Killavullen Church 1045 (Brendan Hegarty)
Sun 14     COMERAGHS from Mahon Falls car park (Knockaunapeebra, Coumfea) (B: 14 km, 700 m, 5 h) Midleton 0900 & Crotty's Pub in Lemybrien 1000 (John Coughlan)
Tue 16     RIVER MARTIN TRAIL (Blarney-Waterloo; D: 6.5 km, 1.5 h) Cork 1830 & Blarney Woollen Mills 1900 (SC)
Wed 17   DRISHANA, CNOC na dTARBH, CNOC an BHRACA from the Head of the Gap (B: 10 km, 750 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Ann Daly)
19-21       THE BURREN week-end, B & B's in Ballyvaughan (C) (Tony Collins)
Sat 20      BENNAUNMORE - CROHANE (B+: 17 km, 1200 m, 7 h) Rossacroonaloo Wood on Kilgarvan Road at 0930 (Cesar Lopez)
Sat 20      LOUGH GOUGH via Big Gun (A: 11 km, 1100 m with scrambling) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 0930 (Pat & Victor)
Sun 21     CLIFFS OF MOHER from Moher Sports Field (west of Liscannor on the road to Hag’s Head) to Doolin Village (Long D: 14 km, 300 m, 4 h) Cork 0800 & Doolin Village (O’Connor’s Pub) at 1030 (Tony Collins)
Sun 21     CARRON MOUNTAIN / BALLYHOURAS (C: 12 km, 400 m, 4.5 h, Map 73) Outside Fermoy Swim  Pool, 1015 (Helen/ Billy)
Tue 23     CRUACHÁN WOOD, BRIDGET’S WELL, TEMPLEBREEDY, CHURCH BAY, WEAVER POINT, GRAB-ALL BAY & CAMDEN FORT MEAGHER (D: 8 km, 120 m, 2.4 h). Cork 1815 & Cronin’s Pub Crosshaven 1900 (SC)
Wed 24   COOMERKANE RIDGE (B: 12 km, 700 m, 4.5 h) (Option+ Sugarloaf 2.5 km, 200 m, 1.5 h) Eccles Hotel 0945 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O’Shea)
26-28       SHEEP'S HEAD week-end (B & C) (Jim Harrington);
Fri 26      KILCROHANE (D: 6 km, 100 m, 2 h) Kilcrohane Church 1600 (Jim Harrington)
Sat 27      GLENSHESKIN WOOD car park, near Kilworth Village 1030 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 27      LIGHTHOUSE LOOP, Sheep’s Head (C: 16 km, 400 m, 5.5 h) Cork 0830 & Kilcrohane Village 1030 (Deirdre & Frances) 
Sat 27      SHEEP’S HEAD (B: 14 km, 600 m, 5 h) 1000 Kilcrohane Church (Jim Harrington & Paddy O'Shea)
Sat 27      STOOMPA (B: 14.5 km, 950 m, 6 h) Rossacroonaloo Wood on Kilgarvan Road at 0930 (Cesar Lopez)
Sat 27      GLENCUSH HORSESHOE (B+: 12 km, 1030 m, 5 h) Firgrove Hotel 0930 (Sharon & Katherine)
Sun 28     LOUGH CURRA, Glen of Aherlow (C: 4 h) Firgroove Hotel Mitchelstown 1030 (Brendan Hegarty)
Sun 28     SEEFIN LOOP, Sheep’s Head (C: 13 km, 360 m, 4.5 h) Cork 8.30 & Ahakista (Arundel’s Bar) at 1030 (Deirdre & Frances) 
Sun 28     SHEEP’S HEAD (B: 14 km, 660 m, 5 h) 1000 Kilcrohane Church (Jim Harrington & Paddy O'Shea)
Sun 28     GALTEES from Kings Yard (Monobrac, Slievecushnabinnia, Knockduff,Knocknagalty) (B: 14 km, 900 m, 5h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 0930 (John Coughlan) 
Tue 30     GLENBOWER WOOD (D: 7 km, 100 m, 2.25 h) Cork 1800 & Old Thatch Pub Killeagh 1900 (SC)
Wed 31   CARRAUNTOOHIL (Up Heaven's Gate and down O'Shea's Gully) (B+: 13 km, 945 m, 6 h) Fossa Church 0930 (John Hallissey)

JUNE 2017
Sat 3 Jun THE REEKS WALK, BHC’s annual challenge walk (A++: 21 km, 1900 m, 6.5 to 8.5 h; serious scrambling & exposure; Self-Guided or organise your own little group(s)…be able to use your Route Card, Map, Compass & GPS; Cork 0700 & Kate Kearney’s Cottage 0825. The faster walkers to take cars beforehand to Lough Acoose.
Sun 4       STRICKEEN, CNOC nDAIRBH Loop (B: 15 km, 700 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1000 (Harry Dillane)
Tue 6       21 DITCHES (D:) The Marlogue Inn, Marlogue, Great Island 1900 (Kate Walsh)
10-11       BERE ISLAND week-end
Sat 10      LAKES OF KILLARNEY boat trip to Brandon’s Lodge (14 km, 2 h) & walk THE KERRY WAY to The Jarvey’s Rest (was Molly Darcy’s) (C+: 17 km, 350 m, 5 h). Bishopstown 0815 Eur 12 bookings to SC before 5th June (SC)
Sat 10      BAUREARAGH RIDGE (B: 12 km, 650 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 1000 (Jim Harrington & Paddy O’Shea)
Sun 11     SLIEVEANARD (C: 12 km, 460 m, 4 .5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Sun 11     PURPLE MOUNTAIN (B: 17 km, 850 m, 6 h) Galwey’s Bridge on N71 road from Killarney to Moll's Gap at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Tue 13     BALLYMALOE HOUSE ESTATE (D: 2 h, flat) Coffee Shop Ballymaloe House on Cloyne/ Shanagarry Road 1900 (Helen & Billy)
Wed 14   COUMLOUGHRA HORSESHOE (B+: 11 km, 1200 m, 6 h) Fossa Church 0945 (John Hallissey)
Sat 17      DUKE’S WOOD, Bandon; Kilbrogan Service Station 1000 (D & Map-reading with basic Navigation) (SC)
Sat 17      PURPLE - TOMIES (B: 13 km, 1000 m, 5 h) Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Sun 18     BONNANE LOOP (C: 12 km, 500 m, 4.5 h, Map 85) The Square, Kenmare 1030 or Molly Galvin’s Bonnane at 11.30 (Helen & Billy)
Tue 20     FOUNTAINSTOWN (D:) 1900 (Kate Walsh)
20-27       CROATIA 1 (B, C) (Pat Herbert & SC)
Wed 21   HUNGRY HILL & GLAS LOUGHS (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 1000 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)
Sat 24      KEALKILL to GOUGANE BARRA (C+: 16 km, 600 m, 5.5) Gougane Barra Hotel for 10.30 bus to Kealkill….. book with Frances  BEFORE 5 pm Friday 23rd June  (Frances & Deirdre )
Sat 24      SHEHY (B: 13 km, 800 m, 5.5 h) Car Park to Dinish Island on N71 road from Killarney to Moll's Gap at 1000 (Cesar Lopez)
Sun 25     KNOCKMEALDOWNS (C: 11 km, 500 m, 4 .5 h) Firgrove Hotel Mitchelstown 1040 (Joan McCann & Joan Harrington)
Tue 27     MARINA, MAHON COAST & RAILWAY CUTTING loop (D: 10 km, flat, 2 h) Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Marina side) 1830 (A N Other)
Wed 28   HUNGRY HILL & HEALY PASS (B: 14 km, 750 m, 5 h) Eccles Hotel 1000 (Jim Harrington & Michael Browne)

Sat 1 Jul THE GALTEES WALK (entire Galtees from East to West) (A++: 31.8 km, 1727 m, 9.5 h)   Shorter option 1 (First section of walk-to Kilcoran Wood: B: 15 km, 750 m, 5 h, SC)   Shorter option 2 (Final section of walk from Galtybeg: 18 km, 1200 m, 6.5 h Cork 0730 & Kilbehenny Village car park 0815 (Cork 0900 & Firgrove Hotel 1000 for Section 2 only)