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....

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HISTORY OF HF

HF stands for Holiday Followship 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...

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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 secretary will...

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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 hours. Moderate: A...

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WALKING WITH A GROUP

  Assembly Points The usual assembly points for our walks are Sydenham Villas, Dundrum for weekend walks and the car park of the Stepaside Golf Centre on week days. Both of these locations can be accessed by public transport; the Luas Green Line and bus routes...

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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 Food for lunch,...

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TIPS FOR NEW WALKERS

This is a quick checklist to help you get the most out of your walk: Bring the right gear. Read our clothing and equipment guide. Check the weather forecast before setting out. Stay with the group and follow the leader. Most walks are cross-country and sturdy...

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