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Welcome to Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club

The Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club is one of the main hiking 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. thumbs_carrauntoohil-moderate-0018New 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.

Whether you are new or experienced in mountaineering or hill walking this is the club for you as there are four levels of hill walks (see “Club Walks”) designed to suit all levels of abilities and personal preferences, the emphasis at all times being on participation and enjoyment. thumbs_carrauntoohil-moderate-0011On bank holidays the club organises weekends away to enable members to go climbing mountain ranges throughout Ireland.

The main focus of the Club is hill walking and mountaineering, although 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.

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