Welcome to the Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club
We are one of the most active hiking and hillwalking clubs in Cork taking to the hills of the Munster every second Sunday. On Bank Holiday weekends we do go further afield though! The aim of the club is to promote hiking, hillwalking and mountain climbing in a fun and friendly environment.
Why join our club? There are many great reasons…
It is a great way to explore the natural beauty of Ireland – we have 3 different walks every second Sunday to suit different levels off fitness and walking experience in amazing scenery!
There are normally informal meetups at cafes or restaurants local to the walk locations before and after the walks – a great opportunity to go on a culinary adventure along with a mountain adventure!
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Having had to take an enforced break over recent years, the club’s social calendar is growing again! From social evenings to pubs in Cork city to our Christmas and Summer get-togethers to cinema trips, joining the Cork Backpackers is also a great way to meet new people. The club is based in Cork, but we draw our members from County Cork and beyond.
Club members go on regular Bank Holiday weekends away to destinations around Ireland. Recent destinations have included the Burren and Leenane in Galway. They are a great opportunity to explore new places and to get to know fellow club members.
Our club is also affiliated with Mountaineering Ireland giving you access to many benefits such as their insurance scheme and training courses.