The Sligo Walking Club promotes The Leave No Trace programme
It is great to see Marie McCluskey back after illness. Please click here to see some of the photos from her trip to Patagonia.
For photos from Sligo Walking Club’s most enjoyable Autumn 2016 Away Trip to Dublin/Wicklow, please click on News.
Breaking News: We're heading for Carlingford on Sunday 8th. October to Tuesday 10th. October 2017 and Mary has got great rates for the Four Seasons Hotel. The walks will be in the beautiful Mourne Mountains. Apparently the word has got out and Mary has been flooded with enquiries already.Details will be posted later.
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 the 2nd, 3rd. and 4th 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 (Curry's end) at 10.00 a.m. To facilitate parking, we pool our cars where possible. The walks on the 3rd Saturday of the month are challenging, longer and tougher than our other walks, usually in the hills: however, we still maintain a reasonably leisurely 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!
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 €40, 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.
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.