The RIYC HILL-WALKING GROUP meets one Saturday a month from September to April. The hikes will generally be about 12km in distance with the total ascent in the region of 500m. Depending on the fitness of the group the duration will be between 4 and 4.5 hours. Terry Leonard has taken over as hike leader and you can contact him at the email address below.

The emphasis is on everyone enjoying themselves without any 'extreme’ hikes. The pace is medium, and we will wait for everyone to catch up and catch their breath!

All of the current participants have hillwalking experience and their fitness level allows then to complete the hikes as described above. If there are members without experience, but who would like to try hillwalking, we can arrange a separate introductory hike early in the New Year. You can register your interest by emailing Terry below.

The provisional dates for the remaining hikes are 9th February, 9th March and the 13th April.  If you are interested in joining the Hill Walking group on their next walk, please contact Terry at

For more general information on hiking and hiking equipment you can check out the Mountaineering Ireland website via the following link:

Please note; Out of concern for sheep and farmers, dogs are not permitted on hikes.


Saturday 5 January
Stepaside, Fernhill Gardens, Three Rock, Two Rock, Fairy Castle
15 walkers in total. The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed it. 9 retired to the Step Inn for refreshments after the event.


WEEK 3 Ballylug

The third walk was held on Saturday December 1st and had 12 participants.

WEEK 2 Oldbridge

The second hike was on Saturday 10th November and had 6 participants.



WEEK  1 Curtlestown

The first hike was on Saturday 6th October and had 11 participants