The Mitchelstown Walking Festival will take place over the 2014 Easter weekend on Sat 19th and Sun 20th April to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club with walks in the Galty, Knockmealdown and Ballyhoura Mountains.
Entry by a pre-entry registration form which can be printed from this site.
Entries will also be accepted on the day.
The Firgrove Hotel will be the event centre for all walks.
Registration will take place at the Firgrove Hotel from 1 hour prior to the bus departure up to 15 minutes prior to the bus departure for any particular walk. Bus departure times are given in the main menu 'Event Programme' sub menu 'Bus Timetable'.
For walks in the Ballyhouras there will also be registration in the Deebert Hotel
The Firgrove Hotel will organise a Festival Dinner on Easter Saturday night. All participants are welcome to the dinner. Buses will be provided from the other sponsoring hotels to The Firgrove for the dinner.
The walks will be graded as follows.
A Walk : Fast Pace, Strenuous, Duration up to 7hrs, Total Ascent up to 1400m, Distance up to 25km.
B walk : Tough, Good Pace, Duration up to 6hrs, Total Ascent up to 1000m, Distance up to 18km.
C walk : Moderate, Moderate Pace, Duration up to 5hrs, Total Ascent up to 600m, Distance up to 14km.
D Walk : Easy, Easy Pace, Duration up to 4hrs, Mainly on the flat, tracks and paths.
All walks are guided and will have leaders and co-leaders appointed by BHC.
All participants in the walks are asked to follow the instructions of the walk leaders at all times.
BHC greatly appreciates the support of the following sponsors who are supporting and helping in the organisation of this event.