Foyle Hillwalking Club is located in the North West of Ireland. We provide a weekly programme of walks, alternating between Saturdays and Sundays. Our walks start in Derry/Londonderry from either Waterside Station or Templemore Sports Complex, depending where the walk is at. While some of our walks are on forest trails and paths many are in mountainous areas where there are no paths.
Our walks are throughout Donegal and the Sperrins. Regularly we organise walking weekends throughout Ireland and annually we organise a trip to Scotland, The Lake District in England or Wales.
All our walks are led by a Club member who has the skills to navigate in the mountains and lead groups. We encourage our members to gain the skill to navigate themselves and support them to take courses.
Foyle Hillwalking Club is affiliated to the Mountaineering Council of Ireland and all our members are also members of the MCI and hold the MCI Insurance.
We encourage our members to respect the countryside, to be aware that we are often walking on privately owned farmland, to remember to close gates and be careful not to damage fences, not to leave any trace behind. Dogs are not allowed on our walks.
We are co-hosting the MI Spring Gathering at Gartan Outdoor Centre along with Colmciile Climbers. See MI Website for details and booking.
Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering - Details and Booking