On Sunday February 7th the club is organising a Hillwalking Open Day. This event is open to anybody over 18 years of age who is interested in joining a hill walking or mountaineering club in the Cork area. Walkers should be at at our meeting point on the South Mall opposite the Imperial Hotel at 8.45am where we will car pool to the start of the walk. Alternatively walkers can meet up at the walk start point outside Kate Kearney’s Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe at 10.15am.
Choice of Walks
There will be a choice of walks to suit different levels of fitness. Walks will vary from an easy walk at a relaxed pace lasting 3 to 4 hours, to a demanding walk with plenty of climbing at a good pace lasting 5 to 6 hours. Also walks may be varied depending on weather conditions on the day. No need to book – just come along to either of the meeting points.
The Hillwalking Open Day is an ideal opportunity to see it is like with other walkers new to the sport.
Due to the unpredictability of the Irish weahter proper clothing is essential. Intending participants should have a reasonable level of fitness. and wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. In addition walkers should carry a packed lunch and drinks. Remember the weather on Irish mountains can be severe and extremely changeable and you must dress accordingly. A change of clothes is also advisable and these can be left in the car for afterwards.
For a full list of recommended clothing and gear see “Walking Gear” on the Membership tab on the Home page: