Walks Calendar 1/11/04 – 1/2/05

Date Walk Leader Other info. November 2014 1/11/14 Spook Walk, Glenveagh On track,   charity walk Members & friends 9/11/14 Aghlas Terry 5 hr. Strenuous 16/11/14 Little Errigal Brian 4 hr Mod. 23/11/14 Glenveagh, Lady Adair’s Christeen 5 hr Strenuous 30/11/14 Melmore Brian/Terry 5 hr Mod. December 2014 6/12/14 Aghla, Fintown Michael 5hr Strenuous 14/12/14 Urris Terry 4 hr Mod. 21/12/14 Horn Head Kathleen/Grace 3 hr Mod. 28/12/14 Glenveagh Marion 3-4 hr Mod. January 2015 1/1/15 Downings, (Meevagh charity) No lead Road walk 4/1/15 Thackers walk Kathleen/Noel 2 hr on track 11/1/15 Knockalla…Read more

Events for Autumn 2014

Wednesday walks, meet up Church of Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny, at 6.30pm. Weekend walks meet, at LYIT car park Ballyraine Road, 9.00am August Day / Date Walk Leader Grade Sat 2nd Errigal event (Dgl Mountain Rescue) Mod Wed 6th Horn Head Kathleen/Grace Easy Sat 9th Glenveagh (full moon 8.30pm) Marion / Christeen Easy Wed 13th Barnes Viaduct Marion / Denis Easy Sun 17th Dunlewy to Croc Na Farragh Marion / Terry Mod Wed 20th Lough Salt Liam / Christine Mod Sun 24th Gola Island (weather permitting) or Lady Adairs Kathleen/Dorothy Mod Wed 27th Larrys…Read more

Swilly Hiking Club events for Summer 2014

  AprilDay / DateWalkLeaderGradeSaturday 5/4MelmoreKathleen/MarionModSunday 13/4TievealehidKathleen/MarionModSunday 20/4Glenveagh areaChristeen/DorothyModWed 23/4CoravaddyNualaEasySun 27/4ErrigalBrianModWed 30/4KnockybrinNoelEasyMaySaturday 3/5BluestacksNoelModWed 7/5Lough SaltBrianModSunday 11/5Map no 2 and compass training   Wed 14/5Ards (full moon walk)KathleenEasySunday 18/5DooishHelenDifficultWed 21/5Doon Gregory HillDorothyEasySunday 25/5Glenveagh areaLiamModWed 28/5Barnes Gap ViaductBrianModJuneSunday 1/6Horn HeadChristeenEasyWed 4/6CrockateeGraceEasySaturday 7/6IPA (sponsored walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society Donegal)Noel and ors.Easy/moderateWed 11/6Horn HeadGraceEasySaturday 14/6Sliabh Liag (places limited, advance booking necessary)HelenDifficultSunday 15/6MelmoreKathleen/GraceModWed 18/6KnockallaMoiraModSunday 22/6Sliabh Sneacht (Derryveagh)MarionDifficultWed 25/6DunleweyMarionModSaturday 28/6Fanad Coastal (Sponsored)Not leadDifficultJulyWed 2/7Billy’s Pit, Glenveagh No 1LiamEasyThursday 3/7Leaders meeting  Saturday 5/7Sliabh Sneacht (Inishowen)NoelModWed 9/7Billy’s Pit, Glenveagh no 2MarionModSunday 13/7Ben Bulbin BrianDifficultWed 16/7Muckish (Grotto)GraceModSun 20/7Knockalla HillsMoiraModWed 23/7Little Errigal BrianModSunday 27/7Urris…Read more

Wednesday Walks 2014

Wednesday evening walks will commence on 23/4, going to Coravaddy, and will continue each Wednesday for the duration of the Summer, meeting up at the Church of The Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny at 6.30pm. New walkers are welcome to come along and take part in these walks in accordance with the club rules. The regular Sunday/Saturday walks are continuing as usual, meeting up at LYIT back car park at 9am.  Read more

Swilly Hiking Club events calendar 2014

Club members will be notified by text of any changes.Day/DateWalk AreaWalk LeaderGradeSat. 4th Jan.GlenveaghChristene/DorothyModerateSat. 11th/Sun 12th Jan.First Aid training  Sun. 19th  Jan.ArdsKathleenEasy walk – suitable for beginnersSun. 26th Jan.Lough SaltChristene/LiamModerate/easySat. 1st Feb.MelmoreNoelModerate/easySun. 9th Feb.DoocharyDennisModerateSun. 16th Feb.GweedoreBrian/KathleenModerateSun. 23rd Feb.Aghla (Finntown)Brian/ DennisModerateSat. 1st March.ThorNoelModerateSun. 9th March.DunleweyMarion/NualaModerateSun. 16th March.To be confirmed  Sun. 23rd March.Doon/Gregory HillDorothyModerate/easy Read more

AGM 14th Nov. 2013

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14th November, 2013, 8.00 pm in Arena 7, Letterkenny. New members are welcome to come along for information, etc.Read more

Property Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities

Every week thousands of people engage in walking and other recreation activities in the Irish countryside. These activities deliver significant health and well- being benefits for participants, while also bringing valuable income to rural areas and helping to support the national economy. People are drawn to wild and beautiful landscapes as a counterbalance to everyday life, for contact with nature, and for a physical challenge. As much of this activity takes place on privately owned land, the law on occupiers’ liability was updated in 1995 to protect landowners/occupiers from claims by entrants onto their land.…Read more

Warm Ups & Stretching

1) Warm up 2) Flexibility exercises 3) Walk 4) Cool down 5) Stretch 1) Warm up - Warming up is exercising at a lower intensity in order to get the blood circulating and let your body know that you are preparing for exercise. For many of your walks it will only be necessary to warm up about five minutes. As you progress through your walking program you will need to warm up longer on days you will do your fast workouts. 2) Flexibility exercises - These exercises are part of your warm up…Read more