“A” Hillwalks

Scope and requirements:

The A hillwalks are typically 10-15km in length with 800-1200m accumulated ascent and usually last 5-7 hours. Only walkers with sufficient experience (i.e. several B walks or equivalent) are allowed to participate, as a good level of stamina is required and the terrain can be challenging. It is club policy not to allow visitors on A hillwalks.

All hillwalkers are advised to look at the Safety Guidelines and Gear List pages; proper clothing and boots are mandatory.

The A hillwalk organiser is Bryan McCabe, email: GWCAhillwalks@gmail.com.

Meeting point:

Our meeting point is the IMC Cinema (Omniplex) on the Headford Road at 8.45am, except for some walks over the winter for which we meet at 8:15am given the limited daylight (these will be highlighted).

2017 Schedule:

Walks may be shortened/extended due to conditions on the day.

 22/01/2017 Ben Gorm (8:15am) Denis Healy
 05/02/2017 Cruiscín, Mullach Glas, Binn Mhór (8:15am) Seamus Sheerin
 19/02/2017 Leenane Hill Fintan O’Meara
 05/03/2017 Northern Maamturks Jacqui O’Dowd
 19/03/2017 Corcóg, Mullach Glas John O’Dowd
 02/04/2017 Sheeffrey Hills Tom Hanrahan
 16/04/2017 No walk
29/04/2017 Slieve Snaght and the Poisoned Glen (Donegal) Fintan O’Meara
30/04/2017 The Aghlas (Donegal) Bryan McCabe
 14/05/2017 Currywongaun, Doughruagh, Garraun Bryan McCabe
 28/05/2017 Ben Beg, Bunnacunneen Patricia Fleming
 11/06/2017 CANCELLED
 25/06/2017 Mweelrea Seamus Sheerin
09/07/2017 Summer break – no walk
 23/07/2017 Summer break – no walk
 06/08/2017 Summer break – no walk
 20/08/2017 Benlettery, Bengower  Mary Murphy
 03/09/2017 Tonalee to Leenane (river crossing at start of walk, 8:30am departure)  Fintan O’Meara
 17/09/2017 CANCELLED
 01/10/2017 Ben Gorm, Ben Creggan South top John O’Dowd
 15/10/2017 TBA  TBA
28/10/2017 Weekend away TBA
 29/10/2017 Weekend away TBA
 12/11/2017 Muckanaght, Benfree, Binn Bhan  Kevin Heery
 26/11/2017 Binn Chaonaigh, Binn idir an dá log (new route)  Seamus Sheerin
 10/12/2017 TBA  Julie Woods