Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Cork Walking Month 2022

About Cork Walking Month

Cork Walking Month may have wrapped up for 2022 but we look forward to celebrating walking throughout the rest of the year!

It was an opportunity for us all to celebrate walking by getting involved with a local group or club or participate in some of the many events, workshops and programmes which took place across the month of May for 2022. 

We hope you were able to join us and help Get Cork Walking together this May.  If you are a member of a walking group or club and would like to get involved throughout the rest of the year please contact Walking Promotion Officer Alison Chambers at 📩achambers@corksports.ie.

 

Cork Walking Month 2022 Launch

About:

Following a turbulent few years and the ever increasing interest in walking and outdoor activity, Cork Walking Month will make a return and take place throughout the month of May for 2022.

The month-long celebration of walking will take place throughout Cork and cater for people interested in getting more active through walking, getting involved in a programme or attending one of the many walking events scheduled to take place across the month of May.

Cork Sports Partnership along with local and national partners such as the Health Promotion and Improvement Dept of the HSE South and Get Ireland Walking have a vested interested in supporting walking groups, programmes and initiatives in Cork and Cork Walking Month will provide a fantastic focal point for people to experience walking events and activities locally.  Some of the key activities taking place include:

  • Walking Workshops
  • Cork Rebel Ramble Trail Walking Series
  • Walking Programmes
  • Walking Group & Club Events
  • Family & Schools Orienteering
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Most programmes and events are open to beginners and those interested in perhaps trying a walking activity in safe and supportive environment. Pre-Registration is required for most events and can be done via all the booking links on this page.

For more information contact Walking Promotion Officer Alison Chambers achambers@corksports.ie 

Walking Workshops

 

Workshop Details

Walk Your Way Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to encourage you to walk more and more often and also enable you to get more health benefits from your walk. This is done by focusing on improving balance, strength, mobility & aerobic fitness and how these can be incorporated into your routine walk. 

Date: Thursday 5th of May 

Venue: Carrigtwohill Community Centre

Time: 10:30 am 

Walk Your Way Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to encourage you to walk more and more often and also enable you to get more health benefits from your walk. This is done by focusing on improving balance, strength, mobility & aerobic fitness and how these can be incorporated into your routine walk. 

Date: Thursday 19th of May 

Venue: The Carrig Centre, Ballincollig 

Time: 10:30 am 

Pole Walking Workshop:

Frank Fahey from FitWalk Ireland will host this ever-popular workshop which is particularly focused on people with balance concerns or mobility issues. It is suitable for all, including people with; arthritis, an acquired brain injury, or people with Parkinson’s disease. 

Date: Saturday 14th May

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (2 hours)

Venue: Nemo Rangers GAA 

Follow the link below to book any of the above events:

 

Cork Rebel Ramble Series

Rebel Ramble: Inclusive and Accessible Walk 

 This 5k out and back walk will be suitable for all. The Youghal BoardWalk is the first of its kind in Ireland and we are hugely fortunate to have it in Cork. 

Date: Wednesday 4th May 

Location: Youghal Board Walk 

Time: 11:00 am 

Rebel Ramble: West Cork – Dunmanway 

This walk is moderate grade and 10 km long. It will take about 4 hours with an elevation gain of 315 metres. This walk is suitable for all and is kindly hosted by the Dunmanway Hillwalking Club.

Date: Sunday 8th May

Location: Dunmanway 

Time: 9 am

 

Rebel Ramble: Coastal Walk 

This lovely coastal route is suitable for all adults and will cover some of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way.

Date: Sunday 22nd May 

Location: Courtmacsherry

Time: 11:00 am 

Rebel Ramble: North Cork 

This trail walk will be kindly hosted by the Kanturk Hillwalking Group and will cover the beautiful Loop of Mushera from the Butter Road between Millstreet and Rylane. 

Date: 22nd of May 

Location: Mushera from the Butter Road

Time: 9.30 am

Follow the link below to book any of the above events:

Walking Programmes

Cork Sports Partnership are running a number of walking programmes during May. 

Programme Details:

Active Community Walking Programme 

The Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme aims to support the creation of vibrant walking communities throughout Ireland. The programme will work with communities to increase the capacity and potential of people to become more active through walking. The programme places an emphasis on sustainability so members are given the skills to continue coordinating their walking group after our qualified facilitator steps away after 8 weeks. 

When: Week beginning the 23rd of May. Various days, times and locations throughout Cork. 

Follow the booking link to find a programme near you.

Activator Poles

ACTIVATOR poles are an adaptation of Nordic Walking poles and have been developed by Canadian therapists to promote balance and improve mobility.

This programme is particularly focused at people with balance concerns or mobility issues. They are suitable for all, including people with; arthritis, an acquired brain injury, or people with Parkinson’s disease. The Cork Sports Partnership in partnership with fitWALK Ireland has trained a number of exercise professionals in Cork to deliver the programme to groups. 

When: Week beginning the 25th of April or 2nd of May. Various days, times and locations throughout Cork. 

Introduction to Map Reading Skills for Trail Walking 

This four-week programme will introduce you to the basics of map reading so that you can confidently take part and even lead trail walks in the future. It will take place in Curragh Wood Midleton, Corrin Fermoy, Glensheskin Woods Kilworth and the Canon Sheehan Loop, Glenanair Forrest on Thursday evenings for 4 weeks. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

 

When: From the 5th of May. 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm 

Follow the booking link to register for any of the programmes. 

Join a Community Walk during Cork Walking Month!

Please contact the walk leader before arriving so that they can tell you about any changes to the scheduled walk.

Mondays

Venue: Youghal

Time: 11 am

Group: Youghal Happy Feet Walkers

Contact: Niamh 087 6413468

Venue: Fermoy

Time: 11 am

Group: Fermoy Walkie Talkies

Contact: Jacinta 085 8742320

Venue: Allihies

Time: 7 pm

Group: Allihies Walking Group

Contact: Maureen – 086 1751295

Venue: Courtmacsherry

Time: 10 am

Group: Barryroe Walking Club

Contact: Jackie – 086 1651089

Venue: Drimoleague

Time: 7 pm

Group: Drimoleague Walkers

Contact: Geraldine – 087 7936697

Venue: Buttevant

Time: 7 pm

Group: Buttevant Walkers

Contact: Laura – 086 8402609

Venue: Douglas/Blackrock

Time: 7 pm

Group: Women’s Walking Group

Contact: Breed – 086 8348146

Venue: Mayfield

Time: 10 am

Group: Mayfield Fun Walkers

Contact: Patty – 087 6534419

 

Tuesdays

Venue: Mallow

Time: 11 am

Group: Mallow Cool Walkers

Contact: Pauline 087 4335047

Venue: Belgooly

Time: 7 pm

Group: Belgooly Walkers

Contact: Ken 086 6011928

Venue: Baltimore

Time: 5 pm

Group: Walkie Talkie Group

Contact: Rianne 087 7961456

Venue: Togher

Time: 7 pm

Group: Blue Movers

Contact: Sinead 087 1207410

Venue: Farranree

Time: 9 am

Group: Farranree Walking Group

Contact: Mandy 087 9557377

Venue: Hollyhill

Time: 12 pm

Group: Hollyhill Walkers

Contact: Elizabeth 021 4924928

 

Wednesdays

Venue: Blackpool

Time: 2 pm

Group: Blackpool Walkers

Contact: Liz 087 6977942

Venue: Bandon

Time: 8 pm

Group: Bandon Strollers

Contact: Elizabeth 087 2035148

Venue: Kinsale

Time: 10 am 

Group: Kinsale HOP

Contact: Irene 087 9224199

Venue: Doneraile

Time: 10 am

Group: Doneraile Park Strollers

Contact: Tony 0862701901

Venue: Clonakilty

Time: 11 am 

Group: Siuloid

Contact: Sinead 086 1508747

Venue: Buttevant

Time: 7 pm

Group: Buttevant Walkers

Contact: Laura – 086 8402609

Venue: Glanmire

Time: 10:15 am

Group: Glanmire Walkers

Contact: Nicola 021 2389795

Venue: Turners Cross

Time: 10:30 am

Group: Turners Walkers

Contact: Ann 087 6654387

Venue: Churchfield

Time: 10:30 am

Group: Wednesday Walkers

Contact: Micheal 087 3479549

Venue: Colaiste Stiofain Naofa

Time: 8:30 am

Group: Walkers Together

Contact: Orla 085 8638100

 

Thursdays

Venue: Mallow 

Time: 11 am

Group: Mallow Strollers

Contact: Pauline 087 4335047

Venue: Inniscarra

Time: 11 am

Group: Inniscarra Active Retirement Group

Contact: Caroline 087 2424395

Venue: Mahon

Time: 10 am

Group: Mahon CPD

Contact: Lynda 021 4359070

Venue: Courtmacsherry

Time: 10 am

Group: Barryroe Walking Club

Contact: Jackie – 086 1651089

Venue: Belgooly

Time: 7 pm

Group: Belgooly Walkers

Contact: Ken 0866011928

Venue: Drimoleague

Time: 7 pm

Group: Drimoleague Walkers

Contact: Geraldine 0877936697

Venue: Youghal

Time: 7 pm

Group: Youghal Happy Feet

Contact: Niamh 087 6413468

Venue: Ballincollig

Time: 7 pm

Group: Ballincollig Happy Feet

Contact: Connie 0872615356

Venue: Togher

Time: 7 pm

Group: Blue Movers

Contact: Sinead 087 1207410

 

 

Fridays

Venue: Ballyphehane/Togher

Time: 10 am

Group: Ballyphehane/Togher Walking Group

Contact: Theresa 086 0791712

 

Sundays

Venue: Ardgroom

Time: 5 pm

Group: Is Feidir Linn Ardgroom

Contact: Theresa 086 3501971

Learn more about Cork’s Walking Clubs and Groups here.

Family and Schools Orienteering

Bishopstown Orienteering Club is hosting a number of school and family events throughout the month of May. Orienteering is a fun and social way to explore the outdoors and is inclusive of all abilities and fitness levels. Please see list of school and family events below and how to book:

Schools Orienteering Events

Venue: Doneraile Wildlife Park

Date: Thursday 5th May

Venue: Fota Arboretum and Gardens (meet at Fota House Car Park)

Date: Thursday 12th May

Venue: Ballincollig Regional Park (GAA Car Park)

Date: Friday 13th May

Venue: Crosshaven Greenway (Car Park near Yacht Club)

Date: Wednesday 18th May

Venue: Glen River Park (meet at Keating Fitted Furniture car park, Ballyhooly Road 

Date: Friday 20th May

Venue: Ballybrack Wood Douglas Village 

Date: Wednesday 25th May

Venue: Bishopstown Park (Murphy’s Farm), Tennis Club car parks in Uam Var Estate 

Date: Thursday 26th May

Venue: Gerry O Sullivan Park,  Churchfield

Date: Friday 27th May

Venue: Mallow Town Park & Castle Grounds

Date: Friday 27th May

Venue: Long Strand, sand-hills, Rathbarry  

Date: Monday 30th May

Venue: Kealkill Parklands, Kealkill (park near Carriganass Castle)

Date: Tuesday 31st May

Family Orienteering Events

Families (bookings required at least 3 days in advance. Email seancotter001@eircom.net)

Venue: BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK, GAA car park Cork Summer League (Line, Score & Orange courses)

Date: Sunday 8th May

Venue: FITZGERALD’S PARK Youth Festival Orienteering event (Cork ETB, CCC & BOC)

Date: Saturday 14th May

Venue: TRAMORE VALLEY PARK Cork Summer League

Date: Sunday 15th May

Venue: CARRIGRENAN PARK, Little Island. Cork Summer League

Date: Sunday 22nd May

Venue: GLEN RIVER PARK, Ballyhooly Road. Cork Summer League

Date: Sunday 29th May

Get Ireland Walking & Other Walking Opportunites

Aside for the events and activities of Cork Walking Month there are other opportunities to ‘Get Walking’ in Cork. 

  • Parkrun: FREE weekly timed event open to walks, joggers & runners. There are 9 events in Cork to choose from- CLICK HERE
  • Darkness Into Light takes place throughout the country on May 7th. Follow the link to find out more! https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

Did you know that as walkers we have our very own, dedicated NGB. 

Follow the link below for more information!

https://www.corksports.ie/get-ireland-walking/

Activator Pole Walking Programme

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Workshops & Events

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Active Community Walking Programme

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Intro to Map Reading Skills

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