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Walk Classifications

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The club walks all year round on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Sunday of every month.  Walks start at 10.00 am, beginning and ending at the same location, in either the Mourne and Cooley Mountains or Sliabh Gullion [Slieve Gullion].  [See Walks Programme link for location information.]

Four grades of walk [A, B+, B and C] are offered – see below.  If you are new to hill walking and it’s your first-time, with us, we suggest you start with the C group.

Classification Effort Level Distance Height in Metres Pace Duration
Grade A Very Strenuous 15 km – 18km 1000 – 1300m
(3300-4300ft) ascent
Very Fast 5 hrs
Grade B+ Strenuous to Very Strenuous 12km – 15km 800 – 950m Fast to very Fast 5 hrs
Grade B Strenuous 12 km – 15km 700 – 800m
(2300 – 3150ft) ascent
Fast 5 hrs
Grade C Moderate 10 – 12km 500 – 700m
(1650-2300 ft) ascent
Moderate 5 hrs