Galtee Walking Club
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Galtee Walking Club, Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary,
Mr Larry Joy
The Galtee Walking Club in the Glen of Aherlow meet every Sunday offering either mountain, forest track or road walk, also on Wednesday evening from May to September. Visitors are welcome on payment
The club has been in existence since 2003 and was started initially by a core group of hill walking enthusiasts who were born and raised around the foothills of the Galtee mountains and the Glen of Aherlow in south Tipperary. Since then, it has grown and diversified and currently has a membership of over 150, drawn from all over Munster.
It offer a number of different graded walks on a regular weekly basis throughout the year which are available to new members or to those wishing to join us for a one off sample hike.
A walks are for advanced hill walkers and are the most challenging, taking in 5 -7 hours on open mountain and forest track.
B walks are also for experienced walkers but of shorter duration, generally 4 hours and more moderately paced. And for those wishing to develop their hill walking skills.
C walks which are of approximately two hours duration on mostly forest track.
Weekly walks take place on Sundays from September to April and on Wednesday evenings throughout the Summer. Walks are mostly located in the Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh mountains as well as Slievenamon and the Ballyhoura range. Also weekends away at home and overseas as well as offering a full complement of walks for the annual Glen of Aherlow walking festival.
In addition, the club offers two major annual challenges starting with our Easter Marathon and culminating in the 10 hour Galtee Crossing (entire range) at the end of June.
The club is a full member of Mountaineering Ireland.
Check website in relation to Hillwalking Gear that is required and for Basic Safety Advice.
For a full listing of the event for levels A . B. C. check on www.galteewalkingclub.ie