Countrywide Hillwalkers Association

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10 Best Accommodations for Walkers 2012

Fellow CHA members - I do the PR for the Bridgestone Guides and the 2012 editions are launched 25th January - thought you may be interested in their Top 10 Places to Stay for Walkers:

Establishment: Location: Walk
Fortview House Goleen Cork The Sheep’s Head Way
Ghan House Carlingford Louth The Tain Way
Glasha Farmhouse Ballymacarbry Waterford Comeragh Mountains
Gregan’s Castle Ballyvaughan Clare Burren Hill Walks
Linsfort Castle Buncrana Donegal Mamore to Dunree
Marlagh Lodge Ballymena Antrim Slemish Mountain
Mulranny Park , Mulranny Mayo  Great Western Greenway
QC’s Cahirciveen Kerry The Kerry Way
Roundwood House Mountrath Laois Slieve Bloom Way
Step House Hotel Borris Carlow The Barrow Way


GrainneByrne -- Sun, 22/01/2012 - 19:49

Member's Own Photo Galleries

A new facility has been added for signed-up members.
We now have a page with links to gallery pages that members have on the internet.
Sign in now and click on 'Members Photo Galleries' in the 'Member Only' column on the right hand side..
These include Mary's Saalbach, Trevor's Portugal and Roya Valley and Jill's Galtees and Rambler's Austria. Enjoy

robert -- Fri, 14/10/2011 - 15:21

Keeping the Flies at bay on the Hills!

Paddy Duggan heard of this Canadian remedy via Karen Woods, Dublin Mountains Partnership:

Ingredients: One part Listerine One teaspoon of lemon-flavoured washing-up liquid Four parts water

Mix together in a spray bottle and use liberally. You can spray it on yourself, or around where you are sitting/eating. "It's the ONLY thing that REALLY works"

John Breheny -- Tue, 30/08/2011 - 20:39

Repair ZigZags with Mountain Meitheal 16th October

Email from Mountain Meitheal. Following the recent landslides in Glenmalure at Carrawaystick Brook some of the work carried out by Mountain Meitheal has been damaged. Fortunately the bridge remained in tact but because of the severe water surge down the brook we have had to reinforce the buttressing. This has been done by machine. We now need to repair the damage to the track leading to and away from the bridge. We also need to clear the debris from behind the cottage and replace the wooden steps leading away from the bridge with stone steps. To this end Mountain Meitheal is putting on an EXTRA WORK DAY on Saturday 16th October 2010.

This clean up operation is an ideal way for the walking community to “give something back”. This is a much used access route and we should all make an effort to support the landowner. We need bodies – lots of them. Mountain Meitheal will have some tools but maybe not enough so bring shovels, spades, buckets and work gloves if you have them. We would be grateful if all club secretaries could circulate this appeal to their members. Come prepared for all weathers, wear appropriate footwear and bring a pack lunch. A warm drink is advisable at this time of year. Meet at the Glenmalure Lodge car park at 10.30 am. Parking has been arranged - we will pool cars and drive to site. For further details if required contact Shay Walsh at 087 238 258 1 or at Directions: In Laragh turn left at Lynams Pub on to the R755. After a narrow bridge turn right on to the Military Road. It is signposted to Glenmalure 14k. Continue on past the Shay Elliot monument on the left at the top of the hill. Continue down hill until you come to the cross roads. Turn left into the hotel car park where we will assemble. We will leave for the site at 10.30am sharp.

robert -- Tue, 12/10/2010 - 10:11

A Gentle Reminder

Would Members intending to bring a visitor on a Club Walk please inform the leader beforehand, and also see that the visitor is suitably equipped for the proposed walk.

NB. This notice has been superceeded by a more formal notification to the New Members Sub Committee as well as the leader involved.

robert -- Mon, 07/12/2009 - 13:13

Discount of 10% offered to CHA Members!

OUTDOOR EVOLUTION is a new retail outlet for walking gear etc which has opened recently in Blessington (above Dunnes Stores in the new town centre). Jenny Kilbride advises us that CHA members will be entitled to a 10% discount.

Outdoor Evolution also provides one-day navigation courses for hill-walkers, costing €35 per participant. The course comprises some tuition followed by practical exercises on the hills near Blessington.

robert -- Mon, 20/07/2009 - 15:04


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