Monday 4 April 2016

April News Letter

April Hillwalking Newsletter

The Club made its annual trek up to Sliabh na mBan on Saint Patricks Day lead by Brian Wickham. All 33 walkers made it to the top with weather conditions very favourable. When we reached the top we sang a few verses of "Sliabh na mBan". We then made our way down to Kilcash Castle where we dined majestically on delicious fare, washed down with hot mugs of tea and coffee. After the picnic, we we retired to the local pub for further refreshments. Thanks to all those who brought along food.
Wicklow weekend walk schedule
B+       Lugnaquillia Mountain (925m) via Glenmalur, Fraughan Rock Glen and
Art’s Lough.              15 Kms.          Height gain 770m.               Richard.

B-        Brockagh Mountain Via Laragh, and the Vale of Glendasan.
10kms                                    Height gain 400m                Tony
This walk can be lengthened or shortened accordingly

C walk           Glendalough.                       Around the Lakes.              Erich

One walk for all levels.      The Spink.                 9Kms.             4 Hours.         Richard

Navigation course
We now have dates for our beginners guide to navigation. It will consist of two evenings at 8pm on Tuesday the 26th April and Wednesday 4th May, also two half days on the hill to be decided by the group. A booking deposit of €10 secures a place. See Pat Maloney.

If you’ve got a walk report or piece of news the club should know about, drop an email to Marie Jennings on
Dont forget to buy the local papers to get the news and walk reports of the DHWC

Food Festival Weekend                        April 16th / 17th

Wicklow Weekend                                April 22nd / 24th                          Walks start on Saturday at 10am

Cunnigar Crossing                               Sunday 5th June

Comeragh Crossing                             Saturday 2nd July         

Summer BBQ                                       Saturday 16th July

Austrian Holiday          Sunday 4th / Sunday 11th          Balance of €509 now Payable Please

Walks are usually 4 to 6 hours. C Walks are about 3 hours. Inclement weather is likely to extend the time of all walks. Hillwalking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimize risk, be prepared: waterproof boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.  Mountaineering Ireland (MI) recognizes that participants in Hillwalking should be aware of and accept any risk and be responsible for their own actions and involvement                                    REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK

No comments:

Post a Comment