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North Cork Walking Trails in Clara, Mushera, Kilavullen and Kilworth to Feature as part of Cork Walking Week – 19th to 27th May 2018

North Cork Walking Trails in Clara, Mushera, Kilavullen and Kilworth to Feature as part of Cork Walking Week – 19th to 27th May 2018

Cork Walking Week will take place from 19th May – 27th May 2018. The week-long celebration of walking will take place throughout Cork and cater for people interested in getting out and about and experiencing a multitude of walking opportunities. 

Cork Sports Partnership along with the Health Promotion and Improvement Division of the HSE South has a vested interested in supporting walking groups, programmes and initiatives in Cork and Cork Walking Week will provide a fantastic focal point for people to experience walking events and activities locally. The Cork Sports Partnership has organised the schedule of walking events with local community walking groups,hill walking groups and local partners who are encouraging people to take part in their walks during the week. The events are open to beginners who would like to get started with walking in a fun, safe and local environment. These walks are low level, sociable walks suitable for beginners and those looking to get active through walking. Each event is led by trained and experienced Walking Leader and are designed to be fun, safe and enjoyable.

* PLEASE NOTE:  Please wear suitable walking shoes and gear on the walks. In the event of incremental weather walks may be cancelled so you are advised to contact the leader in advance. 

While MOST EVENTS are FREE there maybe a small charge for some events.

Sunday 20th May: 

Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

1.

Glanlough Loop- Sheeps Head Way

Clonakilty Hillwalking Club

6hrs Approx

TBC

Gateway Cafe, Durrus @ 10.15am

Marian O Leary

087 7642465

2.

Family Orienteering Day

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

Mixed

Mixed

Glensheskin Wood, Kilworth Village @ 10.30am – 1pm

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

3. 

Clara Mountain Event

Kanturk Hillwalkers & Mt Climbers

3hrs

10k approx

Claragh Loop Trail Head, Millstreet @ 1.30pm (TBC)

Padraig Breen 086 1966745

**Additional Information:

1.This is a long moderate-strenuous hillwalk on open hills and country roads with excellent views of Dunmanus and Bantry Bay. (Boots, raingear, warm clothes and lunch required). 

2. This family orienteering event includes basic navigation on forest roads & paths with insruction. Bookings should be made with Sean Cotter prior to arrival. There is a small change for this event (€15 for Families, €8/adult, €4/junior and €5 for students)

3. An easy/moderate hillwalk to promote hillwalking to beginners of Claragh Loop, Millstreet. 

Monday 21st May:

Walk No

Walk Name 

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

4. 

Family Walk Event

Cusing Rd Residents Assoc

Mixed

Cushing Rd – Pophams Park

Cushing Rd(Springboard No16) @ 4.15pm

Sharleen Lynch 

085 1480933

5.

Schools Walking Event

North Mon Secondary School

Mixed 

Northside tSlí na tsláinte from North Mon Gate

North Mon Sec School @ 09.40am 

Leanne Gaughran 085 7175804

**Additional Information:

4. This walk is being organised to get families active in their neighbourhood. The walk will go from Cushing Rd to Pophams Park before having a picnic on site. Contact Sharleen Lynch if you would like to take part. 

5. This walk is being organised to include a number of secondary schools on the northside and encourage students to get active for Cork Walking Week 2018. The event will leave North Mon Secondary School and follow the local tslí na tsláinte route. 

Tuesday 22nd May:


Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

6. 

Ballincollig Regional Park-Easy Walk

Bishopstown Hillwalking & Orienteering Club

TBC

5k approx

Ballincollig Regional Park- Allotments Car Park @ 7.00pm 

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

7.

Schools Orienteering Day

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

Mixed

Mixed

Geragh Nature Reserve, Near Macroom between 10.30am – 1pm

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

** Additional Information:

6. This walk is open to beginners and those new to walking. Its a flat walk through Ballincollig Regional Park. 

7. Basic navigation on forest roads & paths with instruction for schools. This is a schools orienteering event and must be PRE-BOOKED in advance by contacting Sean Cotter on the above details. A small cost of €2/pupil applies. 

Wednesday 23rd  May:


Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

8.

Youths Walk

Foroige- St Josephs Youth Prog

TBC

TBC

Glen Resource Centre @ 5.00pm

Niall Collins 087 9970951

9. 

Neighbourhood Walk

Fairfield Meadows/Lawn Residents Assoc

TBC

TBC (Fairfield Meadows-Fairfield)

Springboard Fairfields Meadows @ 10.00am

Lisa Barry 086 1570504

10.

Moderate Hillwalk of Knockmealdown Mountains

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

TBC

10k approx

Bishopstown @ 08.30am (car pooling)

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

**Additional Information:

8. This event is being organised as part of Cork Walking Week 2018 to promtoe walking to youth projects. A number of youth projects are encouraged to attend, with refreshements following the event in the Glen Resource Centre. 

9. A neighbourhood walk to encourage communities to walk together. The walk will take in the Fairfield before returning to Fairfield Meadows for light refreshments. This event is open to all including strollers/buggies. 

10. This is a moderate hillwalk to Sugarloaf Hill with some steep climbs. Open to walkers with a moderate level of fitness. 

Thursday 24th May:


Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

11.

Schools Orienteering Day

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

Mixed

Mixed

The Glen River Park, Ballyvolane between 10.30am & 1pm

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

**Additional Info:

11. This orienteering event is open to schools and takes in the Glen River Park, Cork City. Its a nice introduction to orienteering for schools involving basic navigation on forrest paths and roads with instruction. A small fee of €2/pupil applies. PRE BOOKING essential. 

Friday 25th May:


Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

12.

Schools Orienteering Day

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

Mixed

Mixed

Gougane Barra Forrest Park between 10.30am & 1pm

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

**Additional Info:

12. This orienteering event is open to schools and takes place in Gougane Barra, Forrest Park. Its a nice introduction to orienteering for schools involving basic navigation on forrest paths and roads with instruction. A small fee of €2/pupil applies. PRE BOOKING essential.

Saturday 26th May:


Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

13.

Easy Hillwalk of Mushermore Mountain

Bishopstown Orienteering & Hillwalking Club

TBC

TBC

Bishopstown @ 09.30am. Starting @ 10.30am from Milstreet Country Park

Sean Cotter 021 4546194

**Additional Information:

13. An easy hillwalk open to those looking to try out hillwalking. Car pooling from Bishopstown to be at Milstreet Country Park for 10.30am. 

Sunday 27th May:

Walk No

Walk Name

Club/Group

Duration

Distance

Meeting Point & Time

Contact

14

Cork Rebel Ramble

Cork Sports Partnership

2hrs -5hrs (approx)

5k

10k

20k

Kilavullen Community Centre

Cork Sports Partnership 021 4347096

**Additional Information:

​14. Cork Rebel Ramble: The Cork Rebel Ramble is the focal event for Cork Walking Week 2018. With 5k, 10k and 20k options to choose from there is a walk to suit all levels. The event takes place in Kilavullen and takes in the Kilavullen National Looped Walks as well as the local Nano Nagle River Walk and Railway Walk. For more info on this event and how to register click HERE.

 

Aside from a number of local guided walks taking place throughout the week there are other walking workshops, events and trainings to avail of:

·         Level 1 Irish Heart Foundation Walk Leader Training

·         Mountain Skills 1 Course for Hill Walking Clubs

·         Get Into Walking Workshops

·         Sports First Aid for Walking Groups

·         Cork Walking Week 2018 Feature Event- Cork Rebel Ramble 5k, 10k, 20k Walk- Sunday May 27th- Kilavullen.

Speaking about the Cork Walking Week recently, Claire Hurley of the Cork Sports Partnership said, “We are delighted to be able to offer such an exciting calendar of events during Cork Walking Week 2018, following our successful Walking campaigns of 2015 & 2017 there was a great appetite from people to take part in local events, with their local walking group. These organised events offer people a unique opportunity to get out walking, but they also give people the chance to meet different groups in an informal setting and perhaps join the group following the walking events”.

The Cork Sports Partnership would like to thank the host of walking groups that have scheduled walking events during the week for people to get involved in. These groups stretch across Cork City and County and we hope to get ‘Cork Walking’ between Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 27th.