Walks Schedule for December 2018 and January 2019

December 2; Grade 2; Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650)

Camaderry from Glendalough via Turlough Hill, back along valley and down Miners’ Track:

6 hours; 17k; 800m climbing

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

An easy Grade 2, suitable for all. It’s quite long but the climbing level is more Grade 3-ish

December 9; Grade 3; Stephen White (086 387 4296)

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

Route and estimated stats will be issued in the week preceding the walk

December 16; Grade 3; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

Sorrel Hill/Lugnagun

Meeting time 09:45 for 10:00

This is a handy one pre-Christmas; estimated stats will be issued but rest assured it’s not a bit hard

December 23 and 30; No official club walks; you can do your own thing!

January 6; Grade 3; Sheila MacDonald ((087 770 0377)

This will be one of Sheila’s popular walks in the Dublin Mountains

Meeting time 09:45 for 10:00

January 13; Grade 3; Claire Hyland (085 152 8858)

Djouce from Ballinastoe Woods: 10k, 4 hours max.

Meeting time 09:45 for 10:00

A short sharp walk from Claire

January 20; Grade3; Justin Mulrooney (086 171 5383)

Meeting time 09:45 for 10:00

Route and estimated stats will be issued in the week preceding the walk

 January 27; Grade 1; Eoghan O’Neill (087 419 9724)

One of Eoghan’s long walks in the Dublin Mountains

Full details and stats will be issued in the week before the walk


December notes:

Plenty of nice short walks to suit the time of year. We hope to have some longer walks in the next, springtime, schedule.

Don’t forget to bring your head torch and hi-vis vest.

General notes:

Meeting point, unless otherwise stated is Rosemount Car Park, Marian Road, Rathfarnham.


  • Continue from the Yellow House in Rathfarnham (past the former Tuning Fork) along Ballyboden Road to a traffic light junction
  • Turn right onto Ballyroan Road ( Scoil Eanna will be on your left)
  • Take the third Right Hand Turn onto Marian Road – on the left will be Ballyroan Church and

Supervalu Supermarket – the car park is in front of the church and shops.

Meeting times are usually 08:45 for 09:00 departure or 09:45 for 10:00 departure but are at the discretion of the walk leader(s).

Route details and estimated walk stats will be advised by the leaders in the week preceding the walk if they are not listed on the schedule.

The most up-to-date schedule, including changes, will be on the Bogtrotters’ website at https://www.bogtrotters.ie. The website also has information about the club and advice on hillwalking.


Walk Grades

Grade 1: 18-24km – over 1000 meters height gain – tough – good level of fitness required – 6 hours plus in duration

Grade 2: 14-18km – 750–1000 meters height gain – strenuous – suitable for most regular walkers – 5-6 hours in duration

Grade 3: 10-14km – up to 750 meters height gain – moderate – suitable for those with a reasonable level of fitness – 4-5 hours in duration

Walks are generally off track and across rough terrain and steep hills.

Note 1 – All walkers should carry with them a high visibility jacket, head torch and whistle.

Note 2 – All walks should adhere to the Grade guidelines as far as possible.




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