Choosing Your Walk and Rules of Participation and Safety Statement


Grade A walk = Very experienced fit walker, this is a long strenuous walk, over rugged, rough limestone terrain. Over 16yrs only.

Grade B walk = Experienced walker, this walk over rugged trial with part walk over rough limestone terrain. Over 16yrs only.

Grade C walk = Regular walker / Family walk, some off road. Not suitable for wheels.

Choose the walk most suited to your level of fitness. If in doubt please consult your walk leader before you leave the registration facility. Experienced walking club members will be your walk leaders.


  • Ultra, Strenuous & Moderate walks are on open limestone terrain countryside. Mountain boots are essential - NO BOOTS - NO WALK. Waterproofs for walk and a change of clothes for after the walk advised.
  • Each participant bring a packed lunch and drinks.
  • Over 16yrs only on Ultra, Strenuous & Moderate walk.
  • Easy walks are on limestone, green trail roads and minor roads. Strong comfortable footwear. Children welcome but routes are not suitable for pushchairs (wheels).
  • Base Point and Registration Facility is at Clubhouse, Community Field, National School Road, Ballyvaughan.
  • Transportation will be provided to/from start/finish point where necessary.
  • All participants must complete and sign a registration form prior to all walks and must check in at base or with the walk leader after the walk.
  • Limited number on all walks - please enter ASAP for your preferred choice - entry fee non-refundable.
  • Those participating in the Walking Festival do so at their own risk.
  • The organisers maintain the right to change a route where deemed necessary.
  • Walk Leaders maintain the right to refuse participation due to unsuitable clothing, footwear or lack of experience.
  • The decision and authority of the leaders is final and at all times to be accepted by the participant.
  • Duration of walks are approximate.
  • At all times all walkers are asked to adhere to the “Leave No Trace” policy, respect the land and the rural environment.
  • Refreshments available at base on completion of the routes.
  • No Dogs allowed.
  • Pre-Booking of all walks is essential before Sept 12th.

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