Walks Schedule for February-April 2018

February 4; Introductory Grade 1; Eoghan O’Neill (087 419 9724)

Cruagh  car park ->Cruagh Mtn ->Kippure ->glencree via Lough brays ->knocknagun then glendoo back to car park   Stats about 22 k height gain around 1000metres,  over some boggy uneven ground so bring the gaiters.

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

February 11; Grade 2; Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)/Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650)

Gravale-Duff Hill-Cleevaun Lake-Mullaghcleevaun-Mull East-Carrigshouk

Distance 16k, Height gain 800m with one long ascent up Gravale

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

February 18; Grade 3; Stephen Pye (087 258 3990)

Seahan, Seefingan, Corrig and Seefin: the classic 4 peaks circuit

Distance 12.5k, Height gain 400metres, approx. Time 4.5 hours

Meeting time 09:45 for departure at 10:00

February 25; Grade 2; Elisabeth Giffney (086 867 2771)

Details to follow

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

March 4; Grade 2; Rachel Banks (087 754 2953)

Glendalough Circuit with Camaderry, Mullacor

Distance 21k, Height gain 1000m, Time 6hrs approx.

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Mar 11; Grade 3; Martha Dunleavy (086 602 7478)

Details to follow

 Mar 18: St Patrick’s weekend. A club walk may be arranged closer to the date

 Mar 25; Grade 2; Marjo Ruiter (087 673 6608)

Details to follow

 Apr 1: Easter. Possible away trip. A club walk may be arranged closer to the date

 Apr 8; Grade 3; Justin Mulrooney (086 171 5383)

Details to follow

Apr 15; Grade 2; Colm Peppard ( 085 816 4232)

Lug from Barravore. Up Fraughan Rock Glen & back via Clohernagh & Arts Lough

About 18k & 800m gain of height

Meeting time 08:45 for departure at 09:00

Apr 22; Grade 2; Regina Fitzsimons (087 667 7835)

White Hill, Djouce, War Hill, Maulin and back to Djouce

5 half hours long; further details to follow

 Apr 29; Grade 2; Seamus Whelan (087 668 1003)/Tom Moriarty (086 821 7650)

Details to follow


Spring notes:

There are plenty of Grade 2 walks during the spring. Many of these will also be suitable for regular Grade 3 walkers.

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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