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Slieve Donard at Sunrise

Four Peaks Challenge – Slieve Donard

On Friday, September 22nd,  a glorious autumn afternoon fifteen members left Cork to travel to Newcastle, Co. Down. They were off to take part in the 2017 Four Peaks Challenge – Slieve Donard.  The accommodation was at the Mountains of Mourne Country Cottages, Kilkeel, Co. Down. These comprise of seven fine old restored heritage holiday cottages in […]

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The Sheep's Head Peninsula

Sheep’s Head Peninsula Walk

What a glorious day we had on Sheep’s Head Peninsula on July 16th last. The sun shone all day, the wind stayed away, the views were amazing and we had record numbers on the mountains. Our Moderate walk was 18km and began at 11.30am with a little coastline, stepping stones and an ancient Bardic school (see footnote). The […]

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Easter Weekend Review

Easter Weekend, Westport Dear Cork Backpacker Hillwalking Club member, The Westport Easter Weekend break away from 14th to 17th April can only be described as a huge success with 50 members travelling four hours to the west. Being the principal organiser, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking such an […]

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Ballycotton Cliff Walk

Ballycotton Cliff Chernobyl Charity Walk

A Big Thank You to the Backpackers who walked the Ballycotton Charity Cliff walk on Sunday & for your generous sponsorship to the Chernobyl Children’s Fund. Thanks also to Everybody who gave so generously to the Chernobyl Children’s Fund despite not being free to walk on the day. The Club raised €580 for the Chernobyl Children’s Fund which […]

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Holly Walk 2016 Report

2016 Holly Walk Report: Every year since it’s foundation in 1982 the club has it’s annual holly walk in the lead up to Christmas. On Sunday 18th December, Cork Backpackers Hillwalkers Club (CBHC) held their annual festive hollywalk. Fifty five members gathered at Kate Kearney’s for coffee and scones. Three competent and knowledgeable leaders led […]

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Walk Review – Sun Jan 10th, The Paps

Backpackers start New Year with Paps walk The Cork Backpackers Hillwalking Club braved snow and rain to climb The Paps for their first regular walk of the New Year. A large group of Backpackers took part with Joe Murphy leading the ultra fit moderate climbers firstly to the Eastern Pap where snow between one foot […]

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Walk Report Sunday 26th April

Moderate walk Sun 26th April. Led by Nuala Hayden, the walk started from Kate Kearney’s, from there we headed back out the gap road to Moriarty’s gate and onto a track, we then proceeded to climb towards Tomies Rock from the northern side, then on over to Tomies mountain, where we had our lunch. After […]

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Moonlight Walk Review

The omens early on Sunday morning May 3rd did not look good. The sky was grey and bleak with heavy rain falling and the Backpackers had there Moonlight Walk to the Galtees that evening. However the Backpackers put their faith in the weather forecast which promised clearer weather that evening. At 5.45pm the hardy Backpackers […]

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Walk Report Sun 10-May-2015

Walk Report: Last Sunday the moderate walkers and the short walkers headed for Glaninchiquin on the northern side of the Beara peninsula. The easy or introductory walk headed for the splendours of the Old Kenmare Road from the Kenmare side. The weather forecast was not great with rain expect to come in during the day. […]

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