Bogtrotters Walking Club

Walks Schedule for November-December 2019 and January 2020
Walk statistics (distance, height gain and approx. time) will be issued during the week preceding each walk along with contact number for the leader(s).
Meeting times at Rosemount are 08:45 for 09:00 departure for Grades 1 and 2. Grade 3 walks have a 09:45 meet-up for 10:00 departure. Occasional exceptions will be notified with the stats.

November 3; Annette Holmes, Grade 2
November 10; Colm Peppard, Grade 3
November 17; Seamus Whelan and Tom Moriarty, Grade 2, Dublin Mountains
November 24; Elisabeth Giffney, Grade 3
December 1; Brian Dolan, Grade 3
December 8; Marjo Ruiter, Grade 2
December 15; Claire Hyland, Sugarloaf from Kilmacanogue, Grade 3
December 22; Stephen White, Grade 3
December 29; Xmas walk, Seamus Whelan and Tom Moriarty, Grade and route to be decided
January 5; Stephen White, Grade 2
January 12, Justin Mulrooney, Grade 3
January 19, Stephen Pye, Grade 3, Sugarloaf/Lobawn, West Wicklow area
January 26, Eoghan O’Neill, Grade 2+, Dublin Mountains

Winter notes:

A mix of Grade 2 and Grade 3 walks, with plenty of shorter walks to suit the time of year. It is especially important to bring your head torch and hi-vis vest on all winter walks.

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 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.