Monday 30 June 2014

July News Letter

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club June Newsletter

Comeragh Crossing, Saturday 5th July

The Comeragh crossing is finally upon us and will take place on Saturday, July 5th. At 7am, the Challenge walkers will set off on their arduous trek. Then at 7.30, the hardy walkers who plan to do all three stages of the Crossing, or the first section, will set off on the bus to Clonmel. Those beginning the walk in the Nire will take the bus at 10am and those beginning at the Carraigs will take it at 1pm.  

All buses leave from the soccer club, where the walkers will return for some delicious grub after they’ve finished the walk. Funds will be raised for the West Waterford Hospice and the registration fee is €25. Registration takes place on the day. Don’t forget your boots. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony Fitzgerald on: 0872599171 

C Walk: Brownstown Head, Sunday June 22nd 

This walk was revenge for the rain-drenched Dunmore East walk two years ago, which some members may remember. On that occasion, we were chased by a cloudburst. This time, we walked in golden sunshine. Owing to the Dunmore East food festival, we did not take our usual route, but began on the Saleens, opposite Tramore beach. We walked along the beach, and then all along headland to the two pillars which acted as signals for ships in the days before GPS. We then trekked along trails which were jungle like in their greenery. Leader Norman Graham introduced his troop of seven other walkers to some new sports, including cliff scrambling and wire-wiggling, a form of limbo dancing under wires. They rose to the challenge beautifully.

Cunnigar Crossing: Sunday 13th July 

Time and tide waits for no man, and as soon as the excitement of the Comeragh Crossing has died down, it’s time to prepare for another crossing, the Cunnigar Crossing. This will take place on Sunday 13th July, at 12.30 sharp, meeting at TSB car park. It’s essential to be in time so we can beat the tide. This event is hugely popular and walkers enjoy the novelty of wading across the Cunnigar sandbar. We will then walk along the beach, clamber up some rocks and arrive at Tig an Cheoil pub for some delicious grub. Funds will be raised for the Lions Club. The minibus from Tig an Cheoil costs €3.  

C Walk, Milk Hill, Sunday 15th June 

11 walkers took a hike up to the top of this dairy-themed hill in deliciously warm weather. They had to dodge cows at the start and finish of the walk, but the farmer was incredibly accommodating and we would like to thank him. Erich Baumann took us to the top of the hill, but we couldn’t rest yet. We had to walk along the wide, flat summit to the cross, where we had lunch. We were able to admire a stunning view, of all our major mountain landmarks, spread across four counties. 
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