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A Route Description will be provided just before the walk.

Please check the info on walk grades, gear etc, on this website before joining us for a walk, if you do not come properly equipped you will not be able to go on the walk. If you have any questions contact the club secretary on our contact page

Please read our info and guidelines page guidelines and the grading system below before you join us for a climb.

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Walk Grading

Explanation of terms

Cumulative ascent = add all the uphill pieces together

Height exposure = walking in places with sheer drops.

Scrambling = places where you will need to use your hands to climb, it’s somewhere between hiking and rock climbing and usually involves height exposure.

Ridges = walking or scrambling/climbing in narrow places with sheer drops each side.


Easy Walks over hills and moorland ascending to a maximum of 500m, Relatively short distances at a gentle pace, usually 3 - 4 hours, a moderate level of fitness is required.  Example - Torc



Easy club walk on Seefin

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Moderate Cumulative ascent of 700m or more, 10 to 15 km long on uphill ground with little height exposure. Moderate pace. A fairly good level of fitness is required. Example - Purple Mountain


Hard Cumulative ascent of  1000 m or more. 10 to 15 km long on steep ground.  Faster pace with some height exposure and the possibility of scrambling. A good level of fitness is required and it’s not suitable for novices. Example- Carrauntoohil via The Devils Ladder


Very Hard Cumulative ascent of 1000m or more, 10 to 20 km long on very steep ground, fast pace and usually height exposure and scrambling. A high level of fitness is required and it’s not suitable for novices. Example -The Reeks Walk.

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Very hard club walk, crossing a ridge in the MacGillycuddy Reeks

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A Summers Day on the Reeks

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