The Annual Blackstairs Challenge Walk organised by the Wayfarers Association is taking place on Saturday 18th May next. We would be delighted if you could bring this to the attention of your members.
The Blackstairs Walk is 30.5km long with 1670M of climbing mountain along the Carlow-Wexford border. The walk begins at Killanure (Grid Ref. S 890 537) on the R746 (previously L32) road from Bunclody to Kiltealy, and ends at Byrnes Pub in Glynn (Grid Ref. S 745 395).The walk takes an average of 9 hours to complete. A certificate will be awarded to all those who complete or participate in the walk.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST:-
Be over 16 years of age. Participants between the ages of 12 and 16 will only be considered if their entry form has be co-signed by an adult and if they are accompanied at all times while on the walk by an adult who is an experienced hill-walker. Entrants under 12 are not allowed.
Be in fit physical condition.
Have reasonable hill walking experience.
Have wind and waterproof clothing, and wear suitable hiking boots.
Have a compass and Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 68 – the walk is self-led
Start the walk between 7.30 and 8.30 A.M.
Reach the Checkpoint at Scullogue Gap not later than 1.00 P.M.
Finish the walk not later than 6.30 P.M.
Carry their Control cards during the walk.
Pay the €10 entry fee. (Bus to start of walk costs €5)
Two buses will leave at 6.45 for the start of the walk. One will leave from St. Mullins (the campsite), the other from Glynn. The bus trip and entry fee will cost €15.00, payable on the bus. Participants are advised not to drive to the start as there is NO official transport from the finish back to the start. The bus should be used to the start.
A new feature this year is the option to pre-register. This facility is available up to Saturday 11th May, one week before the walk. Pre-registration costs €12, including Entry Fee and bus fee. To pre-register, click on link below.
For further details, visit website at http://www.wayfarersassociation.com/blackstairs-walk Organiser is Carmel Kenny – 085 7162531.
Thanks in advance,