Upcoming Events – Friday Evening City Walk (April 29th)
Just a little reminder that our Friday night walk is fast approaching again and we will be heading out and around our lovely little City. Give a kick start to your long weekend and heat yourself up at the same time (yes it is almost summer).
We meet up at the fountain on the Grand Parade (opposite Hillbilly’s) at 8.00pm
After we finishing the walk we make our way back to the Spailpín Fánach pub on South Main Street around 10 so feel free to join up with us there if you just feel like a drink and a chat and listen to some live music.
Everybody is welcome.
Galtees Hillwalk – Sunday May 1st
After an interval of several months this May Day we make our way back to the Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s greatest inland mountain range with Galtymore bring the highest at metres (3009 feet).
The Galtees stretch over 20km from Mitchelstown to Caher (also known as Cahir) and offer a myriad of hiking options with fantastic views.
Sign up with the walk organiser in the Ovens Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street or alternatively sign up online. We will meet as usual on the South Mall at 8.45am where we will car pool. The coffee stop is Clongibbon House in Mitchelstown at 9.45am. As usual will be different grades of walks to suit all comers.
Hillwalking Open Day – Sunday May 8th.
Location: Torc Waterfall, Old Kenmare Road, Torc Mountain, Mangerton Mountain
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. Walks may be varied depending on weather conditions on the day. You can sign up online: https://www.corkbackpackers.ie/walk-registration/ or in our pub venue The Ovens Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork on Wednesday evenings from 9.00pm.
Intending participants should be reasonably fit and have suitable outdoor wear and sturdy footwear, and 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 for afterwards is also advisable.
For a full list of recommended clothing and gear see “Walking Gear” on the Membership tab on the Home page: https://www.corkbackpackers.ie/equipment/