A Hill Walk Schedule

“A” hillwalks are typically 10-18 km in length with 800-1200m accumulated ascent and usually last 5-7 hours. Only walkers with sufficient experience (i.e. several B hillwalks or equivalent) are allowed to participate, as a good level of stamina is required and the terrain can be challenging. It is club policy not to allow visitors on A hill walks.

All hillwalkers are advised to look at the Safety Guidelines and Gear List pages; adequate clothing, boots, food, drink, survival bag and head torch are mandatory.

The A hill walk organiser is Bryan McCabe, e-mail: Please e-mail your name and number to Bryan if you wish to be added to the A Hillwalk WhatsApp group.

26th March 2023

Glendorragha Horseshoe: Birreencorragh & Knockaffertagh (Nephin Begs)

Leaders: Ann Herwood & Aoife Fallon

Walk Buddy: Bryan McCabe

Stats: 18 km, 850 m ascent, 6h45m

Meet: Aldi Castlebar 9:30am, 9:35am departure.

Optional meal in Newport afterwards

9th April 2023 (Easter Sunday)

Binn Chaonaigh & Binn idir an dá log (Maméan to Mám Ochóige)

Leaders: Romy Mills & Rory McMurrough

Stats: tba

Meet: tba

23rd April 2023

Glendahurk Horseshoe (Ben Gorm, Corranabinnia), Nephin Begs

Leader: Bryan McCabe

Walk Buddy: Martina Hickey

Stats: 16 km, 1030 m ascent, 6h45m

Meet: Circle K, Newport, 9:30am

Optional meal in Newport afterwards

29th April 2023 (May BH weekend, Bantry)

Hungry Hill, Knocknagree & Maulin (Caha Mountains) – OS Map 84

Leader: Bryan McCabe

Walk Buddy: Aoife Fallon

Stats: 16 km, 1100 m ascent, 6h30m

Meet: Carpool and depart Bantry 8:30am, regroup Pontoon Pier (Murphy’s Ferry) at 9:15am, then bus to start of walk.

30th April 2023 (May BH weekend, Bantry)

Cummeenbaun, Droppa, Cushnaficulla, Knockowen (Glenrastel Horseshoe, Caha Mountains) – OS Map 84

Leader: Bryan McCabe

Walk Buddy: Bob McNulty

Stats: 12km, 930 m ascent, 5h30m

Meet: Carpool and depart Bantry 8:30am, regroup Healy Pass 9:20am, then bus to start of walk.

7th May 2023

Glendavock Horseshoe

Leader: Kevin Walsh

Walk Buddy: Ríonach Timon

Stats: 13 km, 1050m ascent, 6h30m

Meet: Aasleagh Falls carpark 9:30am

21st May 2023

Knocknahillion & Letterbreckaun

Leaders: Imelda Kelly & Gerry Fahy

Walk Buddy: Sarah McNamara

Stats: tba

Meet: tba

4th June 2023

Sheeffry Hills

Leader: Tom Hanrahan

Walk Buddy: Chris Barry

Stats: tba

Meet: tba

18th June 2023

Glencoaghan Horseshoe

Leader: Stefan Lux

Walk Buddy: tba

Stats: 16km, 1670m ascent, 8h30m

Meet: tba

30th July 2023

Doughruagh, Garraun, Benchoona

Leader: Brian Coyne

Walk Buddy: Declan Coyne

Stats: tba

Meet: Lettergesh Beach carpark, 9:30am

Optional swim afterwards

13th August 2023

Exploring Mweelrea’s corries – Lough Lugaloughan and Lough Bellawaum (NEW CLUB WALK)

Leader: Bryan McCabe & Ríonach Timon

Walk Buddy: tba

Stats: 15 km, 750 m ascent, 5h30m

Meet: Leenane carpark 9am.

26th OR 27th August 2023

Slieve Carr (Nephin Begs) – BIKE & HIKE to Ireland’s most remote mountain.

Leader: Bryan McCabe

Walk/Cycle Buddies: Patricia Fleming, Julie Woods

Stats: 10 km mountain bike + 7.5 km hike + 10 km mountain bike – 6h

Meet: Circle K, Newport, 9:30am.

Optional overnight in Newport/Westport afterwards if on the Saturday?

10th September 2023

Gleninagh valley, Benbreen, Bengower, Ben Lettery

Leader: Fintan O’Meara

Walk Buddy: Michael Jennings

Stats: 9 km, 950 m, 4h30m

Meet: Ben Lettery Youth Hostel, 9:30am

8th October 2023


Leader: Bob McNulty

Walk Buddy: Derek Naughton

Stats: tba

Meet: tba