Introduction

This aim of this website is to keep members informed of walks and other events in HF Walking Club. It also aims to give non-members information on the club and to allow them apply to join. Only the INFORMATION and the CONTACT US pages are accessible to non-members....

HISTORY OF HF

HF stands for Holiday Fellowship and has its origins in  Lancashire when, in 1891, the Rev T.A. Leonard starting taking young people walking on the hills. He first formed Co-operative Holidays Association (CHA) and then in 1913 he formed the Holiday Fellowship. The...

BECOMING A MEMBER

BECOMING A MEMBER We are always keen to welcome new members to the club whether they are veteran or first time walkers. To become a member of HF Walking Club you must successfully complete three walks, two of which must be full day walks. When contacted, the club...

TYPICAL WALKS

TYPICAL WALKS Our walks are graded as Easy, Moderate or Strenuous, the majority of them being moderate. Strenuous: A typical strenuous walk could be Art’s Lough, Kelly’s Lough and Lugnaquilla comprising a distance of 17 km, ascent of 750 m and taking 6 1/2...

WALKING WITH A GROUP

WALKING WITH A GROUP Meeting for a Walk Since Covid-19  we have been meeting at the starting point of a walk. Members should arrive in good time to start the walk at the designated time. The policy on car sharing in under review and will be announced in due course....

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING Essentials Leather boots suitable for boggy conditions – trainers will not suffice Waterproof rain coat and over-trousers, gaiters optional Warm clothes, gloves and hat – denim is not suitable at all Change of clothes to be left in car at start of walk...