The WalksThere are walks each Sunday, mostly in the Mournes. The start point and the names of the leaders are specified in the Walks Programme which is distributed to each member at the start of the year and to all new members when they sign up. The walks start promptly at 10:30. However there are some Special Walks which necessitate an earlier start.
Before coming on a walk new members and guests must contact one of our New Members Officers - Fionnuala Carragher (tel 028 90 795292) or Ray Gray (tel 07929401817) - and must have read the Safety on Walks.
WalkersIf you have not met the leader before, please make yourself known, (Leaders' Pictures) before the walk starts.
Grading of Walks
There are 4 grades of walks and members are encouraged to choose the grade of walk best suited to their fitness level. Experienced hill walkers will probably find the A or B group suitable but please seek clarification from the leader in advance. See the chart below for more details.
Speed on the flat 5k per hour.
|approx 1150m climbing||5 to 6 hours
Special walks involve an average of 6 ½ hours
|approx 18k max|
|B||Moderate to fast
Speed on the flat 4k per hour.
|approx 900m climbing||5 to 5.5 hours walking||approx 15k max|
|C||Easy to moderate
Speed on the flat 3k per hour.
|approx 600m climbing||4 to 5 hours walking||approx 11k max|
Speed on the flat 2.5k per hour.
|approx 400m climbing||3.5 to 4 hours walking||approx 9k max|