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Midleton Hillwalking Club

New Members

Thinking of joining us? Midleton Hillwalking Club always welcomes new members! Please email info@midletonhillwalkers.com

Want to join now? Simply complete and return a club membership form, which can be downloaded here or from the downloads page. The membership fee is only €45. (This includes affiliation and insurance from Mountaineering Ireland.)

Introductory Walks

Non-members are welcome to participate in one introductory walk (C walk or low level walk) as a guest. Only registered club members are permitted to participate on A or B walks. New or inexperienced hillwalkers are strongly advised to begin on C walks with the club. Proper footwear and clothing etc. is essential and a packed lunch is advisable, please visit our equipment page for guidelines. Proper gear is absolutely essential for walks in the winter months. No denims or trainers may be worn on club hillwalks. Anyone who takes part in an introductory walk and who is not a member of Mountaineering Ireland must complete and sign a disclaimer form. Download one (here) and hand the completed form to the leader on the day of the walk. Alternatively, the walk leader will complete one with you on the day of the walk.

Subsequent walks

While non-members can participate as guests on one initial walk, they must become club members or be registered with Mountaineering Ireland for subsequent walks for insurance purposes. Non-members must submit their membership fee prior to participating on a second walk. New members are welcome to join the Sunday walks once they have appropriate boots and clothing and have a reasonable level of fitness. New members are advised to participate in a Grade C walk first. No previous hillwalking experience is required for the Low Level Saturday walks.

All non-members must abide by the club rules when participating in walks organised by the club.

Social Events

The club has an active social calendar, with a club Christmas dinner every year and a summer barbeque, weather permitting!