Welcome to Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club
The Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club is one of the mainhiking and mountaineering clubs in the Cork area having been established in 1982. The club is based in Cork City and goes hiking every second Sunday.
New Walkers are welcome to join us for a trial hill walk by signing up online or in person at Counihan’s Pub, Pembroke Street, Cork on Wednesday’s from 9.00pm. The meeting point for walks is the South Mall, opposite the Imperial Hotel on Sundays at 8.45am where we car pool.
Bank Holiday Hillwalking Weekend – Tralee
This October Bank Holiday Weekend the club is travelling deep into Kerry and staying in the Tralee Holiday Lodge, Mary Street, Tralee. The dates are Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 28th, 29th & 30th returning on Monday October 31st. All Rooms are twins or doubles and all are en-suite.
The accommodation booked is on a B&B basis, in a double, twin, or 4 bed room, (which will be used as a twin). Breakfast is buffet style, with the club supplying food for pack lunches for when you’re out on your walks. The cost for accommodation including packed lunch is €80 pps.
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Why join our club?
Whether you are new or experienced in mountaineering or hill walking this is the club for you as we have four grades of hill walks (see walk grades above) designed to suit all levels of abilities and personal preferences, the emphasis at all times being on participation and enjoyment.
On bank holidays the club arranges weekends away to enable members to go climbing mountain ranges throughout Ireland. Every year the club organises the Four Peaks Challenge Walks where members get an opportunity to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces. Walkers who succeed in summitting all four mountains are awarded the Four Peaks Challenge Certificate.
Although the main focus of the Club is hillwalking and mountaineering, various members are also involved in other activities such as cycling, orienteering, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and trips overseas. The club has an active social calendar with regular nights out, parties, treasure hunts, barbecue, weekends away etc.
The club is affiliated to and insured through Mountaineering Ireland.
Where We Meet