There are 6 grades of hikes organised by the Irish Ramblers Club, and the following ranges approximately cover the length and height covered in these hikes:

Grade Distance Height Time
1 20 – 22km over 1000m more than 5 hours
2 18 – 20km 800 – 1000m more than 5 hours
3+ 15 – 18km 700 – 900m 5 hours
3 11 – 14km 500 – 700m 4 – 5 hours
4 11 – 13km 400 – 600m 4 – 5 hours
5 8 – 10 km 150 – 300m 3 – 4 hours

Hikes at all 6 levels take place on Sundays.

Hikes at Grades 3+, 3, 4 and 5 take place on Thursdays.

A Grade 3 hike takes place every second Saturday, and in the summer a more leisurely hike takes place on Wednesday evenings, details and dates are published in advance.

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