Galtee Challenge/Crossing, Sunday, June 25th, 2017
The Galtee Challenge (self navigating) and Crossing (guided walk) is a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range, taking in all major peaks with a total height gain of 1700 metres approx. and a maximum altitude of 919 metres. Both events cover the same route. The direction alternates each year and for 2017 it is east to west, starting in Cahir, then to Farbreaga, Greenane, Galtee Beag, Galtee Mor, Slievecushnabinna, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul, and Temple Hill with the finish at Anglesboro.
The sign-in point is the Community Hall in Anglesboro Village (map) where scones and tea/coffee will be provided to participants before boarding the buses to the walk start in Cahir. Refreshments will also be provided in the hall at the end of the walk.
It is highly recommended that all participants have at least 2 litres of water, sufficient food, appropriate clothing and boots. (NO BOOTS NO WALK). A high level of fitness is essential for this walk.
Everyone who completes the Challenge or Crossing will receive a certificate as well as a surprise gift.
The registration fee for both the Challenge and Crossing is 20 euro.
Galtee ChallengeThe Challenge is self navigating (OSI MAP 74) with manned and unmanned points as shown on route cards which will be given to participants at check-in on the morning. The Challenge is approx. 31km with 1700m approx ascent. It is advisable that participants should have completed other long distance walks with at least 1,500m ascent or more. This is a Challenge Walk for the experienced walker with a high level of fitness. In addition to the physical challenge, it is a test of navigation skills especially in poor weather conditions.
ALL PARTICIPANTS must carry their own map, compass and mobile phone and be proficient in their use. GPS is not a substitute for map and compass skills. If a walker is unable to complete the course he/she must contact the phone number on the route card.
Sign-in for the Galtee Challenge opens at 7:15am on the morning of the event in Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 7:45am to the start in Cahir.
The Crossing is a guided walk with leaders and sweepers and covers the
same route as the Challenge. The duration is
10 hours approx. Again a high level of fitness is
essential for this walk.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ACCEPT AND OBEY THE DECISIONS OF THE FACILITATORS ON THE DAY. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST STAY WITH THE GROUP. This is to ensure the safety of all who participate.
Sign-in for the Galtee Crossing opens at 7:15am on the morning of the event in Anglesboro Community Hall and buses will depart at 8:00am to the start in Cahir.
View Map of Challenge/Crossing route
Download a GPX file of the route
Registration and PaymentFee: 20 euro.
The online registration form below will close on the night of Thursday, June 22, as we need to know the numbers for the bus operators.
Accommodation in the areaIf you are looking for accommodation in the East Limerick, South Tipperary area the following links may be of use. http://www.aherlow.com/the-glen/accommodation/