All Sligo Walking Club Members

Have you tested positive for COVID - 19 in the past month?

Have you travelled abroad in the past 14 days to a country not on the Green List?

(Please note that the situation relating to foreign travel, in particular returning from abroad, seems to be in a changing environment. If you are fully vaccinated, depending on where you are coming from, you may not need to either isolate or quarantine. The latest information is available on the following site:  gov.ie - Government advice on international travel (www.gov.ie). Note provided by Jim Newman)

Have you had any of the symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

Have you been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

If you answer yes to any of the above please do not attend any Sligo Walking Club scheduled walks

Use good hygiene (advisable to bring sanitizer and face mask, in case required).


In the current circumstances, it is strongly recommended that all members should join the Sligo Walking Club WhatsApp chat group, if at all possible. This will facilitate urgent communication. To join the group please contact the administrator Claire Mullen 087 2809005 

Covid 19 : What to do if we are concerned
Prepared by HSE Heads of Psychology Services

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Reminder for those who have not renewed membership. Walking new year starts on the 1st. November and membership needs to be paid up before going on walk. Bring Registration Form plus subscription to be handed over to committee member when meeting up for walk.All Sligo Walking Club Members
 

In the current New Normal circumstances, it is strongly recommended that all members should join the Sligo Walking Club WhatsApp chat group, if at all possible. This will facilitate urgent communication. To join the group please contact the administrator Claire Mullen 087 2809005

Covid 19 : What to do if we are concerned
Prepared by HSE Heads of Psychology Services
To view this item, please go to News
Reminder for those who have not renewed membership. Walking new year starts on the 1st. November and membership needs to be paid up before going on walk. Bring Registration Form plus subscription to be handed over to committee member when meeting up for walk.

 The Sligo Walking Club promotes The Leave No Trace programme

Membership is from 1st November to 31st. October of the following year. However, if a member joins in the period 1st. September to 31st October of the same year, their membership will be valid until to 31st. October of the following year. The membership fee for the current year is €50, of which roughly 75% goes to Mountaineering Ireland to cover insurance and affiliation costs. Non-members are entitled to one taster walk only and are required to fill out Disclaimer forms. Due to insurance conditions, Taster walks are not possible for former members who have not renewed their membership.  

Please check on the web site to make sure that there has been no change/cancellation, before heading off for the meeting point. If this is not possible, please check with the contact person indicated on the calendar. 

If you are not currently a member of the club, please come about 10 minutes earlier than the time indicated, so that the necessary form-filling can be done without holding up the start of the walk.

Only existing club members or members of another club affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland should come on our challenging walks. The degree of difficulty could cause problems and/or interfere with the enjoyment of other walkers. It is also very important that new walkers should have appropriate gear and refreshments and this can best be learned by coming on an ordinary walk first. 


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Sligo Walking Club was formed in 2009 by a group of local people who were eager to do 2-3 hour walks in the wonderful local countryside, without over-taxing themselves, while enjoying the company of other like-minded people. We do coastal, woodlands and  hill walks at a reasonably leisurely pace in Sligo and the surrounding areas, all the year round.


We walk on every Saturday of each month, leaving from the car park of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at 10.00 a.m. We also walk every Tuesday, leaving from the car park of the Carraroe Retail Park (Harvey Norman's end) at 10.00 a.m.  There will always be a regular, non-challenging walk on, but there will often be an alternative challenging walk on at the same time, longer and tougher than our other walks, usually in the hills: however, we still maintain a reasonable pace!

One of the features of our activities which has proven most popular with our members has been the occasional walking weekend away.  We do enjoy socialising!


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Visitors to this web site are reminded that hill walking, climbing and rambling are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.