Galtee Challenge, Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Challenge will return
in 2022 on Saturday, June 25th.
All available spaces have now been taken and registration is closed.
The self navigating Galtee Challenge is a
31km traverse of the
entire Galtee Mountain range, taking in all major peaks with a total
height gain of 1700 metres approx. and a maximum altitude of 919
metres. It is advisable that participants should
have completed other long distance walks with at least 1,500m ascent or
more. This is a Challenge Walk for the experienced walker with a high
level of fitness. In addition to the physical challenge, it is a test
of navigation skills especially in poor weather conditions.
The direction is east to west, starting in
Cahir, then to
Farbreaga, Greenane, Galtee
Mor, Slievecushnabinna, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul
and Temple Hill with the
finish at Anglesboro.
The Challenge is self navigating with checkpoints as shown on
cards which will be given to participants at sign-in on the morning.
All participants must carry their own map (OSI MAP 74), compass and
mobile phone and
proficient in their use.
It is highly recommended that all
participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food for the
appropriate clothing and boots. A high
level of fitness is
essential for this walk.
If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must
contact the phone number on the route card.
Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a
certificate and medal.
Map of the Challenge route
Download a GPX file of
Sign-in on Saturday Morning
The sign-in point is the Community Hall in Anglesboro Village in
south-east Limerick, eircode V35 V126 (map)
where scones and tea/coffee will be provided to participants before
boarding the buses to the walk start in Cahir. Refreshments will also
be provided in the hall at the end of the walk.
for the Galtee Challenge opens at 7:30am on the morning of the event in
Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 8:00am to the
start in Cahir.
Registration and Payment
Registration is now closed.
Thanks to everyone who has registered and we hope you all have
a great day on the Galtees on June 25th.
Accommodation in the area
If you are looking for
accommodation in the East Limerick, South
Tipperary area the following links may be of use.
to Tipperary County Council for their support for this event.