Welcome to the Galtee Walking Club

Hello and failte to the Galtee Walking Club, Cnocadóiri na Gaibhlte, based in and around Tipperary in Ireland. Our 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. We 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.  more

Slievenamuck Walking Marathon, Sunday March 29th, 2015

This very successful walking marathon and half-marathon, held annually on Palm Sunday since 2009, provides a unique opportunity to traverse the whole of the ancient Slievenamuck Ridge over 42km. The figure of eight route is largely forest track, forming two loops, east and west, and taking in both the north and south sides of the ridge, with some gentle ascents of no more than 360m at the highest. Registration begins at 8:00am and the Marathon gets under way at 9:00am. The cost to register is 10 euro. It is now possible to pay and register online. For full details and to register for the event see the Marathon Page.

Tracks and Trails Video from Explore Tipperary

There are some familiar faces in this promotional video for walking in Tipperary. It is from a new website, www.exploretipperary.ie, where more videos can be seen promoting heritage, culture and activities in the county.

News, March 1st, 2015

The first day of March began wet and windy which led to many walkers deciding to stay at home but those who decided to travel were rewarded by a great improvement just as the walks started and even blue skies and sunshine as they progressed.
Thanks to Joe Browne for the ‘A’walk on the southern side of the Galtees which began from Galtee Castle car park. Thanks also to Helen Gleeson and Sadie Ryan who brought the ‘B’ walkers around the 12km lower Cush circuit  in well under four hours. Conditions were a little wet underfoot but all the climbing was wind-assisted by a strong breeze from the west.
There's plenty of variety in next Sunday's fare as Michael Moroney heads to Kerry for an 'A' walk in the Reeks, meeting at Kate Kearney's Cottage at 9:30am. Good luck to Tomás Ó'Briain, leading his first 'B' walk with the club, which will be in the Ballyhouras, meeting at Ballyorgan School at 10am. C walkers can look forward to Therese Roche's outing in Bansha Woods, which meets in the car park there at 11am.

B walk
B walk on Cush lower circuit, Sunday, March 1st, 2015. Leaders Helen Gleeson and Sadie Ryan.  3 photos

Galtee Walking Club

Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free.
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun.
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.
Gordon Smyth