Friday 2 August 2019

Club Newsletter August 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

Highly Successful Comeragh Crossing: By Richard Dykes

Dungarvan Hill Walking Club is delighted to say that this year’s Comeragh Crossing, held on Saturday 6 July, was a great success. The walkers were tested by thick fog, but they all made it back to the base at Kilgobinet Sports Centre. In total, 139 walkers took part, and raised funds for the club’s three nominated charities, Dungarvan Lions Club, South-East Mountain Rescue and West Waterford Hospice. Dungarvan Hillwalking Club would like to thank all who help make the Comeragh Crossing a unique event in Ireland’s walking calendar.

Excitement Builds for Cunnigar Crossing

Now that the Comeragh Crossing is behind us, all eyes will be on our next big walk, the Cunnigar Crossing. It’s happening on Sunday 1 September this year and meets at Garvey’s Supervalu in Dungarvan at 1pm. The walkers will then head for the walk start point, which is next to Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club.

At 1.30pm, the walkers will start their wade across the Cunnigar and head across Baile na nGall beach to Ring, in a walk lasting around 1.5 hours. There’ll be a collection for our chosen charities, the Lions Club, Mountain Rescue and the Hospice. Buses will be available to bring the walkers back to Dungarvan afterwards.

Walk Report, Brownstown Head, 14 July 2019. Leader, Norman Graham

This walk was held post club-barbecue, so the crowd that headed to Tramore for this joint B and C walk was small but perfectly appointed. There was a total of five walkers, who flew around Brownstown Head in record time, knocking fifteen minutes off the usual walk time of three hours. The walkers just beat the tide to clamber up onto Brownstown Head via a convenient flat rock. Also, there were no bulls in the fields on Brownstown Head, making this a stress-free walk in blazing sunshine.

Walk Report, Thursday C Walk in Annestown, 18 July

Thanks to Bob for stepping into the breach to lead this Thursday C walk. He chose the Anne Valley Walk, between Annestown and Dunhill, for his walk. This walk is growing in popularity since it was extended and it now takes 2.5-3 hours to do the circuit. The far-flung eastern location didn’t put off the walkers and there were over 20 people on the walk. The walkers enjoyed a windblown picnic in Annestown Carpark afterwards.

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