The Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013

The Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 will take place on Saturday March 30th 2013. Participation for the Bogtrot is by pre-registration only, please find form at end of the post.

***Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing, boots, plenty of drinks and a fully charged mobile phone.***

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – A Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 8 hours in duration, 28 kms distance and has a total height gain of approx 862m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 6.30am, bus departs at 6.50am and will reach the start point of Mauma Road at 7.30am.
  • This walk is for self-navigating walkers only as a very high level of fitness and mountain skills is required. This walk is limited to 20 walkers on the basis of the first 20 registrations received.
  • Starting near the Standing Stone ascend the slope towards Coumaraglin Mountain continue on to Seefin, Coumfea (1st Check-in Point), Curraghduff, Carrignagower, descend to the Gap (2nd check-in point). From the Gap you ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge and after Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village. From here you follow directional signs which will guide you by stream and on mostly track past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – B+ Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 7 hours in duration, 22 kms distance and total height gain of approx 686m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 7.00am, bus departs at 7.30am and will reach the start point of Mahon Falls at 8.15am.
  • This walk is for self-navigating walkers only as a very high level of fitness and mountain skills is required. This walk will be limited to 40 walkers on a first registration received basis.
  • Ascending the shoulder to the left of the Mahon Falls and head for the highest point of the Comeraghs 792mts. Continue on to Coumshingaun (see pic above), Carrignagower, descend to the Gap(1st Check-in point) where sign-in at the first check point is required. From the Gap you ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge and after Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village. From here you follow directional signs which will guide you by stream and on track, past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – B+ Grade Walk

  • This walk is approx. 7 hours in duration, 17 kms distance and has a total height gain of approx 580m.
  • Sign in at Ballymacarbry community Centre at 7.30am, bus departs at 8.15am and will reach the start point of Graigavalla, Rathgormack at 9.00am.
  • This walk will be led by local walking club and a high level of fitness is required.
  • This walk will follow the marked trail to the Gap where after sign in at the 1st check-in point it will ascend Knockanaffrin Ridge. After Coumdualla Loch you descend for Glenanore village, crossing the stream into Knocknaree woods following directional signs which will guide you by stream and on track, past the Nire Church (Check-in Point 2), and on through Turraphucca and Knockalisheen woods to the finish at Ballymacarbry village.
  • Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing and boots.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – Entry Fee

The entry fee is €20 which can be paid on the day. The fee covers Bogtrot entry, bus transfer to start, soup & roll (after walk) and showering/changing facilities.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2013 – Registration Form

Pre-registration is required by downloading the registration form (.pdf document – see below) and returning it no later than 22nd March 2013 to mikejwall1@yahoo.co.uk or by post to The Comeragh Bogtrot, An Corr Eisc, Knocknaree, Nire Valley, Clonmel, Co. Waterford.

***Note – All walkers must have suitable hill walking clothing, boots, plenty of drinks and a fully charged mobile phone.***

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2 Comments

  1. Liz breen

    Is there a lot of fitness required for the b plus walk?

    • knockmealdownactiveadmin

      I would imagine you’d want a fair level of fitness Liz, B walks generally tend to be for those for whom fitness is not a problem. It’s 22k, 7 hours on the mountain. You certainly would want to be fairly used to walking in general.

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