Mid Tipp Hillwalkers has been in existence since founded by John G O’Dwyer back in 1991. Over these years, hill walking has fast become one of the most popular pastimes in Ireland.
The best, safest and most enjoyable way to enjoy the mountains of Ireland is to join a hill walking club. By joining our club, you can benefit from the guidance of experienced hill walkers and, at the same time, meet and make friends with like-minded people.
Hill walking offers breathtaking views of valleys, snow-capped peaks, and corrie lakes. The tranquility that you will find in the ruggedly beautiful Irish mountain ranges is second to none. You cannot help but be relaxed in and inspired by the exhilarating fresh air and the peaceful surroundings, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
From an exercise point of view, hill walking is a great way of getting fit and offers a good general workout. It can be a very strenuous activity, so it is very important to start off slowly and build your fitness up gradually. All beginners are welcome and we offer guided walks suitable for all fitness levels; from low-level rambles to challenging high-level mountain routes.
New walkers are always welcome to come along and join us (see note below). Just bring sturdy boots, suitable clothes including rain gear and a packed lunch. A change of clothes and particularly footwear for after the walk is also strongly advised. You are advised that hill-walking carries risks and that every walker is responsible for their own safety. The leader’s responsibility is simply to lead the walk (see important note for new walkers below). We hope that you enjoy the experience and will come again. On the third walk, we would ask you to become a member of the club by paying the €10 which is the annual membership fee. The club encourages all members to become members of Mountaineering Ireland. This can be arranged at a discount through the club.
Important Note for New Walkers and All Club Members
Mid Tipp Hill Walkers recognises that hill walking activities come with a danger of personal injury or death and does not provide professional mountain leadership. Leadership and guidance given by members is in the tradition whereby a novice will learn from more experienced members. Leaders are not technical experts but amateurs with some experience they are prepared to share. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and are responsible for their own actions and involvement. Anyone participating in group events should recognise that any advice given is on this basis and that the onus of responsibility remains with the individual. Members/guests are responsible to ensure appropriate clothing and footwear when walking and if in difficulty or have concerns, should alert another club member or the walk leader. Members must be over 18. Re under 18s see Policy on Participation of Children in Walks in Club Constitution Page.