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Walkers Energy Bar

The original link to this recipe was changed some time ago so I'm re-posting this item with the latest link.

Recipe requested by B Walker testers after our Glendalough walk on 20th November 2010. I made this recipe having watched the River Cottage programme on Channel 4, I actually doubled the recipe and made a large tray of the bars. Incidentally it keeps well in an airtight tin. Their website reference explains it much better than I could. Enjoy, Rhoda

rhoda -- Mon, 01/05/2017 - 20:41

Social Event News

At the Mince Pie Evening the winner of the Wicklow Heather Trophy 2016 was Rosamond Philips for the best photograps on the theme of 'Mountains.

At the New Year Lunch in Wynne's Hotel the Belfast Cup 2016 was won by Frank Hayes after a tie-buster with John Breheny.

Coming Social events The Belfast lunch with the Belfast CHA is on 11th February 2017.

The next social evening has been changed to Tuesday 7 February 8pm. Usual location and presentation by Lenny Antonelli - "East of Ireland Walks - on River and Canal".

robert -- Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:36

Evening Walks 2016

The next evening walks of the 2016 summer season will be on as follows

Wednesday 25th May:

Three Rock, 9km,  Meet 7pm, Kilmashogue CP, Leader – Linda Harnden. Level B

Wednesday 8th June:

Lough Bray, Meet 7pm, Lough Bray Upr car park - map ref 144151,  Leader – Grainne Byrne B+

Evening Walks 2016

The next evening walks of the 2016 summer season will be on as follows. Contact details available for signed in members.

Date Leader Walk Meeting Place Time
22 Jun Brid Brien (C) Historical walk around Bray ?km Bray DART Station CP 7pm
6 Jul John Cleary (B+) Sugarloaf Healys Pottery, Kilmacanogue 7pm
20 Jul Fiona Burke (B+) Bray Head Briarfield - opp old Dell site, off Southern X Road 7pm
3 Aug Andrew Dennison (B+) Three Rock, Fairy Castle Blue Light CP 7pm
17 Aug Fiona Burke & Mary Roberts (B) Glen O'The Downs Exit 9, off N11, on left after hotel if travelling ex Dublin 7pm
31 Aug Anthony Day (B+) Maulin Enniskerry 6pm to pool cars, Crone Wood 6.30pm


robert -- Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:58

32 County Highest Points

What a lovely idea for the CHA, I thought.  Climb all the highest points in each of the counties in Ireland.  It crosses all borders, it covers all corners of Ireland, it covers all grades of walks and it would appeal to like-minded people – members of the CHA - people who like to walk in the countryside.  What fun!
Map of highest peaks in 32 counties
26 pins in the map due to proximity of Sligo & Leitrim
There is a list of 27 hill tops, as there are some counties that share the same summit e.g. Mount Leinster is in both Co Carlow and Co Wexford.  The A Walkers will endeavour to climb the 27 tops over 2/3 years as some of the walks will require an overnight stay.  Hopefully members who are familiar with a county might take on the challenge of leading a walk in that county.  All grades of CHA walkers are invited to use this list to participate in either organising or leading a walk within their grade.
It is all for a bit of fun and adventure.  Everyone likes to try something new and hopefully this will add some new challenging and interesting walks to the CHA repertoire.
List of 32 CHP plus progress sheet available on the members section of the CHA website.
Louise Nolan
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robert -- Tue, 08/03/2016 - 12:08

Submit New Walks now

It is now time to submit walks for the May - Sept 2016 walks card. The current collection of submitted walks may be viewed by signed-in members under the Members Only block in the right hand column.  This is the list of walks as submitted and with the dates bid for by the submitter. This is a work in progress and in no way constitutes a provisional programme until it has been edited by the walks committee. Walks may be submitted online here.

robert -- Tue, 23/02/2016 - 16:14