West Region Outdoor Recreation Strategy: Please see attached link to have a look at this document which the club has received from the Western Regional Authority who have commenced the preparation of a strategy on outdoor recreation in the West. http://www.galway.ie/en/media/Outdoor%20Recreational%20Strategy_web%20version.pdf If anyone would like to submit any views/issues/suggestions then please email the club firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to put together a contribution towards this. The deadline for suggestions etc. is Monday December 16th.
Christmas Social Walks: On Saturday December 7th there will be 2 walks and both will start from the Pontoon Bridge Hotel at 12.00pm. The long walk will be approximately three and a half hours long and a bus will take us to the start. A local Guide will lead this walk. The short walk is approximately one and half hours long and is a trail that starts at the hotel. On Sunday there may be an opportunity to have a tour of the Addergoole Titanic park which is near the hotel.
If anyone going to the social wants to bring a small fun type spot prize for the raffles that will be welcome.
Pontoon Bridge Hotel: A bus will leave the hotel at 12:00 for the long walk and the short walk will start at the hotel. The dinner only option for the night of the social will cost € 35 each.
Please note: Membership fees for the 2013/2014 season are now due. If you are not paid up for the new year you may be asked for a visitor fee on your next walk.
Next Club meeting: Thursday December 12th in Tonerys Bar Bohermore Galway at 8:30 pm. All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Next Walks (See walks section for more detail)
Short Walk: Dec 15th – Oughterard Area. Meet at 1.00pm across from Welbys Service Station. To be followed by Christmas Get Together in the Boat Inn around 3.30/4.00pm
Please note the short walk for December 22nd has been cancelled.
Ramble: Dec 15th Oughterard Area. To be followed by Christmas Get Together in the Boat Inn around 3.30/4.00pm
Hillwalk: Dec 15th Oughterard Area. To be followed by Christmas Get Together in the Boat Inn around 3.30/4.00pm
The Christmas Social this year will be held in The Pontoon Bridge Hotel in Foxford on the 7th December. Booking is now available at a rate of €70 per person sharing. Please quote Galway Walking Club when making your reservation. Phone 094 925 6120. Single, double and twin rooms still available but you must book soon.
If you would like to share photos from a club walk please send the photos to the club email address and we will post them on the club Flickr page. Click here for photos from recent walks.