Saturday July 6th 2013 17th Comeragh Crossing Walk & Challenge
Dungarvan HillWalking Club Committee would encourage all members to add this event to their calendars and please feel free to invite guests to anyone you would feel would be interested in this event.
This Event is one of the Clubs highlight events for the year so please do support.
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club are delighted to host their annual Event of the year and the details are as follows
Comeragh Crossing Walks
Beautiful scenery on a good day, but has proved difficult on an inclement day.
There are Five Walks to choose from on the day depending on your ability and fitness.
Walk 1 : Start to Whites Cross
This walk is approx 35Km long on Mountain terrain with approx. 1250m ascent with marshy ground on summit plains. Bus leaves Dungarvan 7.30a.m. In this walk you can avail of joining a group with Leaders or do it unled as an individual or with friends. Walking time for this walk is approx. l0hrs.
Walk 2 : Nire Valley to Whites Cross
Mountain terrain with approx. 900m ascent with marshy ground on summit plains. Bus leaves Dungarvan at 10.00a.m. Leaders are provided for this walk but you can participate on your own or as a group. Walking time for this walk is approx 6 hours.
Walk 3 : Scart to Whites Cross
Open mountain and forest tracks. Boots are now required for this section. Bus leaves Dungarvan at 13.00hrs. This walk has a group leader and is for walkers who prefer a less strenuous day on the mountain.
Walk 4 : Comeragh Crossing Challenge
The Challenge is approx. 45Km. with about 2000m ascent. It is advisable that participants should have completed other long distance walks with at least 1500m ascent or more. This is a Challenge Walk for the very experienced walker with a high level of fitness required .The average walking time is about 10 hours. Apart from the physical challenge, it is a test of navigation and route finding especially in poor weather conditions.
Walk 5 : Comeragh Crossing Road Walk.
If you just want to have a walk without gearing up for the mountains then this walk is for you. The walk is approx. 12Km
long from the Mauma Rd. To Dungarvan Soccer Club on forest tracks and tarred roads.
We advise ALL grades of walkers that the closing time for the Mauma Rd Checkpoint will be strictly adhered to. i.e. 18.30hrs.
Registration All participants MUST register at Dungarvan Soccer Club Note : it is NOT possible to register at Walk Start Point Registration fee is €25, other than Walks 3 & 5 which will be €20. €5 will be donated to West Waterford Hospice from all entries.
Transport is provided from Dungarvan Soccer Club to the start points. Participants are advised that transport is NOT provided
back to start point or other start points later in the day. At walk finish, transport will only be provided from Whites Cross to Dungarvan Soccer Club.
Comeragh Crossing Challenge Bus departs Dungarvan Soccer Club at 07.00hrs.
Comeragh Crossing Walk Bus departs Dungarvan Soccer Club at 07.30hrs.
To join at Walk 2 or Walk 3 Busses depart Dungarvan Soccer Club at lO.OOhrs. and 13.00hrs respectively. The bus for Walk 5 departs Soccer Club at 2pm. Sharp - registration at 1.30pm. Free Parking is available near the Soccer Club in Dungarvan.
Food and Drink
As the walk will take up to 10 hours to complete, participants should carry enough food and liquids with them. In addition light refreshments will be available at the Nire Car Park, Seefin and the Mauma Rd. and a more substantial meal will be provided at Dungarvan Soccer Club after final check-in.
Leaving the Comeragh Crossing
If, on the day, it becomes impossible for a walker to complete the course, he/she should try to finish at a manned checkpoint
and hand in their control card there. A steward will advise as to transport to Dungarvan etc. In circumstances where this is not possible, the emergency phone number on the control card should be contacted A.S.A.P. so that help can be arranged.
In any matter arising in connection with the Crossing, the organiser's decision is final. Every precaution is taken to safeguard the walkers, but those taking part do so at their own risk.
For further details please contact : John Neylin
Phone 087 7931270
Route Map of the Comeragh Crossing Walk and Challenge 2013