Walk Grades and Recommended Minimum Equipment

Grade A

Hill walks vary from 10 to 18 kilometres in length and usually involve climbing in rough open country. The walks in this calendar are classified as either, Strenuous Plus (S+), involving an element of scrambling as well as being strenuous. Strenuous (S), involving either a very long or steep outing or, Moderate (M) a less severe hike.

Grade B

These are less strenuous walks/hikes on road/track with some open country.

All walks start from The Square, Kenmare. All “A Walks” start at 9.00am and “B walks” at 10:00am unless otherwise stated. Own or shared transport required for all walks. The phone number opposite each walk is that of the person who can be contacted for further information on the walk.

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Kenmare Walking Club recognises that hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


Prospective members are welcome to join us on any of the walks except those marked ‘Members Only’.

Minimum Equipment

  • Waterproof jacket and leggings
  • Quality walking boots
  • Plenty of warm clothing (nylon or fleece, but not cotton)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Map and compass (and the ability to use them!)
  • Food and fluids (and spare food!)
  • Survival bag
  • First aid kit
  • Torch (and spare battery)
  • Whistle
  • Rucksack
as recommended by Kerry Mountain Rescue

Mobile phones can be extremely useful in an emergency, but coverage among the mountains is poor and a signal may not be possible.

Walking Gear

 All walkers are expected to comply with this recommended minimum equipment level.


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