Upcoming Walks

By participating in GWC walks you are agreeing:

  • To ensure your fitness level is suitable for the walk you are participating in.
  • To comply with the Walk Leader’s instructions and pace of the walk
  • To carry your own First Aid kit including a survival bag, a face mask, gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • To take full responsibility for your own safety and to adhere to public health & safety guidelines.
  • To abstain from GWC walks if you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you are a close contact of a Covid-19 case or if you are awaiting the results of a PCR test.

Please check table below for confirmation on meeting points for all walks.

Car Pooling: In order to mitigate the impact on the environment and address car parking issues it is recommended that walkers car pool where possible. The recommended contribution to the driver is €5 for a journey of less than 20km and €10 for a journey in excess of 20km per passenger. GWC Members please use the dedicated WhatsApp group for your walk to arrange for car pooling.

Guests & New Members: Guests are allowed on GWC walks at a cost of €5 for a short walk and €10 for all other walks. N.B.: In order to ensure the safety of all walkers it is recommended that all guests and new members complete a ramble before participating in any of the hill walks. Guests are not allowed on A hill walks.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on GWC walks.

NOTE: All walks must be booked in advance on the dedicated WhatsApp group with a cut-off of 8.00pm on the Friday before the Sunday Walk. Please review our guidelines for the use of WhatsApp

A Hill Walk – 26/03/2023

Glendorragha Horseshoe (Birreencorragh and Knockaffertagh)

Leaders: Ann Herwood & Aoife Fallon
Walk buddy: Bryan McCabe

Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 850 m
Time: 6h45m
Meet: Aldi Castlebar at 9:15am for 9:20am departure.

It is club policy not to allow guests on A Hillwalks due to the level of stamina required. Details of future walks available at:
B Hill Walk – 19/03/2023

Leaders: Conal O’Neill 087 0610972

Distance: 11km
Time: 5.5hrs
Ascent: 864m
Start: Ashleigh Falls carpark leaving at 10am
Carpooling: Forge bar carpark leaving 8.45am

All new members are recommended to contact Valerie in advance of joining a B Walk – 087 2788663

C Hill Walk – 26/03/2023
Abbey Hill/Oughtmama

Leader: Geraldine Grady – 0879572594

Moderate C Hill
Time 4.5 /5 hrs

Meet at 10.00 leaving at 10.15 at Corcomroe Rd, Abbey, Co. Clare – Remember clocks go forward – ⏰ loose an hour. Car pool as much as possible please

Contact Hanora Gilligan on 0876485877 whilst Berni is away

Ramble – 19/03/2023
Mountbellow Wood

Leaders: John Hansberry 087 253 0750

Meeting Place: Mountbellow Church at 9.45am leaving 10.00am
Terrain: Forest track and minor roads
Duration: 16km in 4.5 hours approx.

Short Walk – 26/03/23
Doorus/Aughinish Tower

Leader: Phil Clerkin

Meeting Place: St Ciaran’s church, Doorus at 11:45 to
sign in before the start of the walk.

Distance: Approx 2hrs
Terrain: linear walk on track and road.

Please refer to Short Walks section for further information
on future walks.