The club designates the first Sunday of the month as an “Open Day” (Exlcluding July & August). On these days, the club invites potential members to join us for a taster hike in the local hills with no obligation to become a member.
You can expect to be out on the hills for approximately 4-hours and cover roughly 10-km. These hikes are classified as a “C” grade and will entail some degree of elevation over rough, wet, and sometimes uneven terrain. The hikes are led by an experienced club member.
Open Day” hikes are designed to introduce new members to Hillwalking and Mountain Craft. There is no charge for this walk, but you will be required to complete a Guest Detail Form . This form covers your insurance for the day.
If you decide to join the club, you must for Insurance reasons pay your club fees on your next outing.
Robust footwear and rain gear essential and you need to bring packed lunch and plenty liquids.
NB: You are only permitted to participate in one Open Day, before joining the club.
We meet at Tubs & Tiles Car Park, Duck St. Sligo, at 10.00am.
Fees are to be paid in full before you commence your first walk with the Club having completed an “Open Day” walk. At present, the fees are as follows:
Your fee includes the SMC Club Fee, Insurance, Mountaineering Ireland Fee and a MI Quarterly Magazine.
Grade C up to 4 hours - shorter and moderate level of difficulty.
Grade B 4 -6 hours, for reasonably fit walkers, properly equipped and who have navigation skills.
Grade A 6 – 12 hours, for experienced fit walkers, with good navigation and survival skills.