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Midleton Hillwalking Club

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Email: info@midletonhillwalkers.com

News and Announcements

  • The list of Sunday walks to February 2019 is now available. Please note that some B walks are to be confirmed (TBC) depending on leader availability. The meeting point for Sunday walks is the Distillery Lanes car park in Midleton.
  • The list of low-level walks on Saturdays up to March 2019 is now available. Please note that unless stated otherwise, the meeting point for Saturday walks is the car park outside Maxi Zoo in the Retail Park/Market Green in Midleton.
  • The list of Wednesday evening walks to September 2018 has been updated.
  • Please can walkers arrive at each meeting point 10 minutes prior to the advertised times to allow sign in with the walk leader and a prompt start.
  • The list of Wednesday evening walks to September 2018 is now available. Please note that the meeting point for Wednesday evening walks is currently the Distillery Lanes car park in Midleton.
  • (If you are still seeing the old lists, please refresh/reload the page in your browser!)
  • The AGM for Midleton Hillwalking Club was held on Wednesday 25th October 2017. The new committee for 2017/2018 is now listed on the Contact us page.
  • Want to join or renew your membership? Simply complete and return a club membership form, which can be downloaded here or from the downloads page. The membership fee is still only €45. (This includes affiliation and insurance from Mountaineering Ireland.)
  • Please note that the usual starting time for Grade C walks is now 9.00 am, and for Grade B walks is now 8.45 am
  • Membership, disclaimer, incident report and other forms are now available as .PDF or .DOC files from the Downloads page. Walk lists for Sunday walks and Saturday low-level walks are also available as .PDF files.


  • Only registered members should participate on A/B walks. For beginners or inexperienced hillwalkers, the club recommends they commence with C walks. Please see the club rules page.
  • It's very important that proper gear is used for hillwalking; strong boots, waterproof jacket, packed lunch, bottle of water, change of clothing, hat and gloves for winter walking. No jeans or trainers. Please see the equipment page.
  • To cut down on travel expenses, members mostly car-pool from the main meeting point at the Distillery Lanes Car Park in Midleton. The normal practice is 5 per passenger for short journeys (up to 50 miles) and 10 for medium journeys (50 miles +). This applies to A/B/C walks.
  • Please note all members participate on club walks at their own risk.

Thinking of joining us?

The club always welcomes new members! Visit our New members page for more information.

About the club

The Midleton Hillwalking Club was formed in March 2005 and was the first hillwalking club in the greater East Cork area. The club provides Mountain walks, Hill walks, Trail walks and Low level local walks. Every second Sunday we trek on the mountains of South Munster. On alternate Saturday afternoons we walk locally in the East Cork Region. These walks vary from cliff walks, track walks, forest walks and riverside walks.

Following local advertising the club received a huge response. Initially it was intended to provide mountain and hill walks only, but a considerable number of members were interested in low level walks. Members come from Cork City, Glanmire and all over East Cork. The club has a wide range of walks for its members.

The club is very fortunate to have large number of club leaders. Many have several years experience with other clubs, but now reside in the East Cork area. Our leaders play a huge role in the operation of the club. Their skills and experience are vital and are highly respected by all the members.

Club rules and procedures must be followed to ensure the safety and welfare of our walkers while participating. All members must adhere to the guidelines and instructions set out by the leaders at all times. Since the formation of our club with the cooperation and involvement of its members, it really has been most successful. The club is affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland (formerly the Mountaineering Council of Ireland).