People from all walks of life are members.
And later this month, Midleton Hillwalking Club is opening up to welcome new friends to join them and explore Ireland’s spectacular mountains, pristine lakes, rushing streams, and roaring waterfalls.
The Club is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, February 25th in the My Place Community Centre on Mill Road in Midleton from 1pm to 2pm, followed by an easy ramble in the Ballyannan Woods.
There are walks for several fitness levels, from challenging Sunday hikes around Munster’s mountains to low-level walks in East Cork on Saturdays and, during the summer, on Wednesday evenings.
“The Club has a thriving social programme which includes twice-yearly parties, hillwalking weekends in Ireland, and an annual walking trip abroad to destinations such as Italy, Croatia, and Austria.” a spokesperson told us.
“This August the Club will travel to the French Pyrenees.”
The 19th century writer, John Muir, wrote ‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks.’ If you seek to escape 21st century stress and screens, experience Ireland’s magnificent countryside, improve your fitness, and enjoy fresh air in good company, then this is your invitation.
The Midleton Hillwalking Club was founded in 2005 and has almost 100 members who hail from all over East Cork, Cork City, and its environs. See midletonhillwalkers.com for more information.